The chief negotiator on the North Korean nuclear issue, Ri Young-ho, will visit to New York next week , said the international media with reference to sources familiar with the matter on Thursday. During his trip, Dr. Young wished-ho will attend the security forum scheduled next week at Syracuse University (New York), informed the source.
On Wednesday the United States announced it had reached an agreement with North Korea under which it agrees to suspend its nuclear testing and uranium enrichment, and to open its nuclear sites to inspectors international Atomic energy Agency (IAEA). In return, Washington will provide food aid to Pyongyang.
North Korea declared itself a nuclear power in 2005 and conducted a series of nuclear tests between 2006 and 2009, attracting UN sanctions. In November 2010, Pyongyang has confirmed the expansion of its nuclear program, revealing the existence of thousands of centrifuges at the uranium enrichment facility at Yongbyon. The IAEA inspectors had observed the plant in Yongbyon until April 2009 before being removed from the country following the breakdown of cooperation between Pyongyang and the Agency.