North Korea has shut down its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon, a US state department spokesman has said.
Sean McCormack said that the US had been informed of the shut-down by North Korea and was now awaiting verification from the UN nuclear watchdog, the IAEA.
A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency is in Yongbyon overseeing the closure, taking place under a deal agreed in February, but much delayed.
Under this deal Pyongyang got its first heavy fuel oil shipments on Saturday.
Saturday, July 14, 2007