Sunday, September 6, 2009

North Korean nuclear bombs

"North Korea said Friday that it is in the final stages of enriching uranium, a process that could give the secretive nation a second way to make nuclear bombs in addition to its known plutonium-enriching program. The official Korean Central News Agency said in a report early Friday that North Korea informed the UN Security Council it is forging ahead with its nuclear programs in defiance of international calls to abandon its atomic ambitions. The dispatch said plutonium "is being weaponized" and that uranium enrichment — a program North Korea revealed in recent months — was entering the "completion phase." Experts had long suspected the existence of a hidden uranium enrichment program, which would give the regime a second source of nuclear material. The North's announcement came a day after a U.S. special envoy arrived in Beijing for talks with Chinese officials on how to get North Korea back on track with its commitments to nuclear disarmament."

Stern warnings and U.N. resolutions are having no effect. What's next?

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