The United Nations atomic agency has expressed concern about the nuclear programme of North Korea, saying satellite imagery suggests that the country is moving ahead with its nuclear efforts.

In an interview published on Thursday, Yukiya Amano, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), told German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung that the agency has “concrete information that the unclear programme is going ahead just as North Korea is publicly stating”.

The IAEA is basing its conclusions on satellite surveillance of the communist country, as its inspectors were evicted from North Korea in 2009. Continue reading.