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North Korea restarts plutonium production reactor, could quickly make stockpile Watch

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    The US’s top intelligence official has claimed that North Korea has expanded its uranium enrichment facility and restarted a plutonium reactor that could start recovering material for nuclear weapons in weeks or months.

    In testimony to politicians on Capitol Hill, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, said North Korea had announced in 2013 its intention to refurbish and restart nuclear facilities, to include the uranium enrichment facility at Yongbyon and its plutonium production reactor, which was shut down in 2007.

    “We assess that North Korea has followed through on its announcement by expanding its Yongbyon enrichment facility and restarting the plutonium production reactor,” said Mr Clapper, in an opening statement to the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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    Are the UK/USA going to send troops?

    No, there is no oil...
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    Anyone else find Kim Jong-un sexy?

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    Kinda amusing that America, of all countries, finds North Korea as having nuclear weapons worrying.

    (Amusing because of their own nuke stash combined with the alarming regularity of how often they've gone to war since their inception).
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    (Original post by stefano865)
    Anyone else find Kim Jong-un sexy?

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    Not as much as his dad.

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    (Original post by SMEGGGY)
    Are the UK/USA going to send troops?

    No, there is no oil...
    Or maybe they don't want to deal with the millions of dead south Koreans. Or the trillion dollar cost of reuniting the north and south. Invading the north would make the middle east over the past fifty years look like a picnic.

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    Nice to see that the UN is doing nothing but forcing useless sanctions on North Korea.
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    Who the hell gave Kim the green, glow in the dark goo again?
 
 
 
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