After Dustup, N. Korea Boots Nuke Inspectors

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2009 1:14 PM CDT
After Dustup, N. Korea Boots Nuke Inspectors
A satellite image of the Musudan-ri launchpad, lower right, and assembly building, upper right, in northeastern North Korea.   (AP Photo)

Following a UN reprimand—and North Korea’s indignant exit from multilateral talks on its nuclear program—Pyongyang has expelled international inspectors, the Wall Street Journal reports. The International Atomic Energy Agency will announce the move shortly. North Korea called the UN statement an “unbearable insult,” but some experts see the expulsion as political brinksmanship based on the perception of a more cooperative Obama administration. (More North Korea stories.)

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