A missile is carried by a military vehicle during a parade to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War, at Kim Il-sung Square in Pyongyang in this July 27, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Jason Lee
Reuters: Exclusive: Possible early North Korean nuclear site found - report
A U.S. policy institute said it may have located a secret facility used by North Korea in the early stages of building its program to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons, which if confirmed would be critical to the success of any future nuclear deal, according to a report seen by Reuters on Thursday.
The report by the Institute for Science and International Security said there has always been doubt about whether North Korea has disclosed all of its nuclear facilities. Confirming their location would be critical to the success of any future agreement to freeze and dismantle North Korea's nuclear weapons program, it said.
The site, 27 miles (43 km) from the nuclear complex at Yongbyon, may have played a key role in development of centrifuges that refine uranium hexafluoride gas into low-enriched and highly enriched uranium, the report said.
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Update #1: U.S. institute claims discovery of former secret N. Korean uranium facility (Yonhap News Agency)
Update #2: U.S. institute says it may have found early N. Korean nuke site (Arirang)
WNU Editor: I suspect that there are still more sites that we have yet learned about.