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North Korea plans to shut down nuclear reactor in late July

North Korea plans to shut down its Yongbyon nuclear reactor in the second half of July, the Interfax news agency reported, citing an unnamed North Korean official.

"Based on our specialists' evaluations, it will take one month to technically shut down the reactor. This way, we expect to seal it in accordance with agreements reached at six-party talks in the second half of July 2007," the official was quoted as saying.

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