North Korea to disable reactor by year-end -Xinhua

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BEIJING, Oct 3 (Reuters) North Korea has agreed to disable its Yongbyon reactor and other nuclear facilities by December 31 2007, under an agreement reached at six-party disarmament talks, the official Xinhua agency said.

The talks aimed at reining in North Korea's nuclear programmes ended on Sunday to allow delegates to return to their home countries to discuss a joint statement with their governments.

The deal was released in Beijing today, Xinhua said, after all parties had signed off on it.

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