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China Envoy: North Korea Agrees to Shut Down Nuclear Reactor for Fuel


China's envoy to six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear program says Pyongyang has agreed to close its nuclear facilities in return for fuel aid and other incentives.

Wu Dawei said in Beijing Tuesday that all six nations involved in the talks have agreed to the deal.

Officials close to the talks say North Korea has agreed to close its Yongbyon nuclear complex within 60 days. In return, it will receive about one million tons of fuel oil.

Officials say the deal also requires the United States to remove North Korea from its list of state sponsors of terrorism.

The U.S., North and South Korea, China, Japan and Russia began their negotiations last Thursday.

Pyongyang conducted its first known nuclear test in October, and says it has several nuclear weapons.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.