North Korea nuclear deal "blackmail" say former UN inspector

Former Swedish UN weapons inspector, Hans Blix, is urging caution over the agreement aimed at stopping North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.

After marathon six-party talks in Beijing, North Korea agreed to short down key nuclear facilities within 60 days in return for fuel aid.

Blix thinks the large amounts of oil North Korea will get means there has been a degree of blackmail and says that is ”not encouraging”.

But he does describe the deal as ”welcome news” when it comes to avoiding a nuclear arms race in the region. It has been four months since the communist state shocked the world by testing a nuclear bomb.

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