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Tue Jun 7, 2016, 05:27 PM Jun 2016

Exclusive: North Korea Restarts Plutonium Production For Nuclear Bombs - U.S. Official

Source: Reuters

North Korea has restarted production of plutonium fuel, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday, showing that it plans to pursue its nuclear weapons program in defiance of international sanctions.

The U.S. assessment came a day after the U.N. nuclear watchdog said it had “indications” that Pyongyang has reactivated a plant to recover plutonium from spent reactor fuel at Yongbyon, its main nuclear complex.

The latest developments suggest North Korea's reclusive communist government is working to ensure a steady supply of materials for its drive to build warheads, despite tightened international sanctions after its fourth nuclear test in January.

The U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that Washington is worried by the new plutonium reprocessing effort, but he offered no explicit word on any U.S. response.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-nuclear-usa-exclusive-idUSKCN0YT2I1

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Exclusive: North Korea Restarts Plutonium Production For Nuclear Bombs - U.S. Official (Original Post) Purveyor Jun 2016 OP
until such time as we can get China DonCoquixote Jun 2016 #1
I feat that, at some point, the crazy dictator is gong to start a real war. Agnosticsherbet Jun 2016 #2


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1. until such time as we can get China
Tue Jun 7, 2016, 05:32 PM
Jun 2016

to avoid shielding them, nothing we do will work. The Kims know that China to them is what Israel is to us and Serbia is to the Russians, the kid brother can get away with murder. However, if China sees the Kims as a liability, they can drop them, and then the Kims will know true vulnerability.

Of course, this also means we may need to plan to get out of South Korea, which frankly does nto want us. Good, all those people who want "unification" can learn what it means, and the world will know that sometimes, when America leaves, it means you get the death and misery that we were the only ones holding back. Let Atlas Shrug, and see how clever the South Koreans are as Kim gnaws Seoul into the dead husk Pyongyang is.

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