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N korea to halt denuclearisation

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Sung Kim, the State Department’s Korea expert, speaks about documents North Korea handed over on the North’s nuclear program during his news conference at the State Department in Washington. May 13, 2008 file photo.

North Korea says it has halted work to disable its nuclear plants in protest at Washington’s failure to remove it from a terrorism blacklist.

Work was suspended on August 14, according to a foreign ministry spokesman quoted by the official Korean Central News Agency.