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U.S. members of nuclear survey arrive

September 11, 2007|From Times Wire Reports

A team of U.S. nuclear experts began a rare visit today to survey the communist country's main nuclear complex ahead of Pyongyang's promise to disable facilities so the nation cannot produce bombs.

The seven-member delegation crossed into the north by land from the border village of Panmunjom, said David Oten, spokesman for the U.S. military in South Korea. They will join two nuclear experts from China and Russia who plan to fly to Pyongyang for a joint survey.

North Korea has shut down its sole functioning nuclear reactor at Yongbyon. It also is supposed to disclose all its nuclear programs and disable its facilities in exchange for economic aid and political concessions.

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