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North Korea told the United States yesterday that it had shut down its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon and readmitted a permanent international inspection team, completing its first step toward reversing a four-year-long confrontation with the United States during which the North has made fuel for a small but potent arsenal of nuclear weapons.
North Korea sent the announcement through the country’s small mission to the United Nations at 9:30 a.m. yesterday, according to Christopher R. Hill...
...completing its first step toward reversing a four-year-long confrontation with the United States...
Originally posted by johnsky
They stopped the reactor because Russia struck them a deal.