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Verified, Irreversible, Cooperative Dismantlement of North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Program

June 1, 2004

The following materials discuss an approach to achieve the verified dismantlement of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. These power-point slides, here converted into .pdf/acrobat files, were originally presented at a series of ISIS-sponsored workshops attended by officials and experts from countries involved in the Six-Party talks. The workshops started in early 2003. So far, approximately a dozen separate workshops have taken place, three of which were co-sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The specific presentations below were drawn from a much larger set to provide a comprehensive introduction to this difficult topic. For internal tracking purposes, the date of the original presentation remains on the cover sheet of each presentation. Additional information can be found here.

Task I: Overview

Verifiable, Irreversible, Cooperative Dismantlement of the DPRK’s Nuclear Weapons Program: Basic tasks and concepts.pdf

Introduction to Verifiable Dismantlement: Defining the approach

Task II: Gas Centrifuge Dismantlement

Introduction to Gas Centrifuges

Cooperative Verifiable Dismantlement of a Gas Centrifuge Program

Task III: Nuclear Weapons and Weaponization Program Dismantlement

A Nuclear Weaponization Program

Cooperative Verified Dismantlement of A Nuclear Weaponization Program

South African High Explosive Test Facilities Used in Former Nuclear Weapons Program

Task IV: Plutonium Program Dismantlement

Verifiably, Irreversibly Halting Operations at Yongbyon

Task V: Verifying the Absence of Undeclared Facilities

The Challenge of Ensuring the Absence of Undeclared Nuclear Material and Activities

Task VI: Learning from Other Cases

Recent Verification Experiences in Iran


UN Principles of Verification

Imagery Overview of Yongbyon: Tour of Facilities

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