North Korea has asked the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) inspectors to leave the country Tuesday as soon as possible.
North Korea's foreign ministry said earlier the country will quit the six-party talks and restart its nuclear facilities.
An IAEA spokesman said in a statement they were asked to remove its containment and surveillance equipment. North Korea announced it will immediately cease any cooperation with the IAEA and will make a plan to reactivate all its nuclear facilities and resume reprocessing of nuclear fuel.
North Korea announced the move just a few hours after the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously to criticize the rocket launch with a statement.
North Korea also said Tuesday it will boycott the six-party talks with the U.S., China, Russia, Japan and South Korea on discussing the future of its nuclear program.
The DPRK will bolster its nuclear deterrent for self-defense in everyway, the North Korea's foreign ministry said in a statement.
We will never again take part in such talks and will no be bound by any agreement reached at the talks. the foreign ministry said.