North Korea Agrees To Suspend Nuclear Activity

North Korea has agreed in principle to halt uranium enrichment and missile tests, according to U.S. officials. The agreement, reported by the Associated Press, would impose a moratorium on both nuclear and long-range missile tests. The International Atomic Energy Agency would be allowed into the country to verify that North Korea is not enriching uranium, and to ensure that the nuclear reactor at Yongbyon is disabled. In exchange, the United States will donate 240,000 metric tons of food aid to North Korea, which faces chronic food shortages. A statement from the State Department says both sides will meet soon to finalize the details of that delivery.

Zachary Bernstein