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Revised nuclear deal between S. Korea, US to enter effect

Revised nuclear treaty between South Korea and US set to go into effect

Revised nuclear deal between S. Korea, US to enter effect

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea says a new nuclear treaty with the United States that will govern its commercial nuclear activities for the next 20 years is set to enter into effect.

Seoul's Foreign Ministry said that the treaty, which replaces a previous accord reached in 1972, will be enforced at 6 p.m. (0900 GMT) Wednesday.

The countries agreed to the revised treaty in April after spending several years arguing whether South Korea should have the right to enrich and reprocess U.S.-origin nuclear fuel for commercial purposes. The revised deal continues to deny South Korea that right, but opens the possibility of the country gaining the ability to enrich uranium to produce non-weapons grade nuclear fuel depending on future negotiations with the United States.


Updated : 2021-09-25 04:37 GMT+08:00