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IAEA director chides UN for inaction, calls on N. Korea to honor non-proliferation treaty

[JURIST] Mohamed ElBaradei, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), criticized the UN Security Council Wednesday for its inaction on North Korea's violation of international nuclear agreements. Addressing the Pugwash anti-nuclear weapons conference in Seoul, ElBaradei said that the Council's lack of response had sent a message to rogue nations that they can acquire nuclear capability without consequence.

ElBaradei also called on North Korea itself to return to the Non-Proliferation Treaty it abandoned last year and said that an investigation into South Korea's alleged secret nuclear experiments is ongoing. North Korea refuses to return to the NPT until those investigations are complete. VOA has more.

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