IAEA Chief: North Korea Plans To Activate Yongbyon Reactor

VIENNA, Austria — The U.N. nuclear agency says North Korea plans to reinsert nuclear material into its Yongbyon reactor.

The move is a further sign that the North is making good on threats to restart a nuclear program that allowed it to conduct a test explosion two years ago.

Mohamed ElBaradei of the International Atomic Energy Agency has told the IAEA board that inspectors have removed agency seals from the reactor.

According to ElBaradei, the North said it would reintroduce the nuclear material within a week.