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N. Korea OKs Nuclear Inspections

But process may be mired in details until after Bush presidency
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 12, 2008 5:22 PM CDT
N. Korea OKs Nuclear Inspections
In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, the cooling tower of the Yongbyon nuclear complex is demolished in Yongbyon, North Korea, on Friday, June 27, 2008.    (AP Photo/Xinhua, Gao Haorong)

(Newser) – North Korean disarmament talks took another halting step today, as the nation agreed in principle to a deal for invasive nuclear inspections, the Washington Post reports. Pyongyang has promised to finish dismantling its Yongbyon reactor by October, and will let inspectors verify that it's down. But negotiators in the six-nation deal failed to hammer out specifics, which means the process may outlive the Bush administration. (Read more North Korea stories.)

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