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Calming information about North Korea’s nuclear weapons

US acts to calm fears over North Korea’s ‘alarming’ nuclear plan Country announces plans to restart facilities at Yongbyon complex as Pentagon denies report of warships off South’s coast  in Washington and  in Seoul The Guardian, Tuesday 2 April 2013

North Korea said it would re-activate all facilities at its main Yongbyon nuclear complex to ease its electricity shortage and strengthen its nuclear capability. The reactor was shut down in 2007 as part of international nuclear disarmament talks that have since stalled.

The move came a day after Pyongyang announced a “new strategic line” focusing on its nuclear programme and economy.

But the Obama administration, trying to reduce tension, stressed that it would take time between Tuesday’s announcement heralding resumption of North Korea’s nuclear programme and the North’s ability to restore its nuclear programme. Analysts estimated it would take about a year.

The North Korea move marked a further escalation in a confrontation in which tensions rise almost on a daily basis…..

April 3, 2013 - Posted by | general

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