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US Intel Confirms North Korea Restarted Nuclear Reactor

January 30, 2014

Recent U.S. intelligence confirms that North Korea has restarted their nuclear weapons program. The nation has begun to expand its size of its uranium enrichment facility at its nuclear facility that has been shut down since 2007.

Stars and Stripes reported, “Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Wednesday that the North has expanded the size of its uranium enrichment facility at its Nyongbyon nuclear complex and restarted a plutonium reactor that was shut down in 2007.”

“Clapper’s written testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee concurs with the assessments of think tanks that monitor North Korea’s nuclear program using commercial satellite imagery. South Korean intelligence also says the reactor has restarted.”

North Korea continues to threaten their intentions of advancing their nuclear ambitions, especially after an atomic test explosion occurred last February. This is a change from their previous denuclearization commitments.

Stars and Stripes continued, “Clapper said the North has taken initial steps toward fielding a road-mobile intercontinental ballistic missile although it remains untested.”

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