Wednesday, August 17, 2016

North Korea Restarts Plutonium Production

BBC: North Korea resumes plutonium production

North Korea has confirmed it has restarted plutonium production at its Yongbyon nuclear reactor facility after reports of increased activity.

The agency running Yongbyon was quoted by Japan's Kyodo News Agency as saying nuclear tests would continue as long as the US posed a threat.

The North restarted Yongbyon in June, UN inspectors confirmed.

The country has conducted four nuclear weapons tests and several missile tests breaching international sanctions.

The Atomic Energy Institute, which controls Yongbyon, said in a written interview with Kyodo: "We have reprocessed spent nuclear fuel rods removed from a graphite-moderated reactor".

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More News On North Korea Restarting Its Plutonium Production

North Korea says it has resumed plutonium production: Kyodo -- Reuters
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North Korea restarts plutonium production – Japanese media -- RT
North Korea Resumes Work on Weapons-Grade Plutonium Production – Reports -- Sputnik

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