HC Deb 04 November 1993 vol 231 c347W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will make a statement on the report made by the director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency to the United Nations general assembly on the attempts by the agency to complete nuclear safeguards arrangements with North Korea, pursuant to obligations under the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.

Mr. Eggar

The United Kingdom commends the IAEA for its efforts to implement safeguards in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). In this connection we fully support the report of the Director General to the United Nations General Assembly and approve the report's emphasis on the need for full nuclear transparency. We urge the DPRK to act on the concerns expressed in the report and comply fully with its IAEA safeguards agreement immediately, and confirm its commitment to the non-proliferation treaty permanently.