North Korea Pokes World Again on Nukes

Pyongyang reports progress on uranium for weapons program
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2009 8:42 PM CDT
North Korea Pokes World Again on Nukes
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.   (AP Photo)

North Korea’s official news agencies say the country “is in the concluding stage” of uranium enrichment key to a nuclear-weapons program, the BBC reports—the latest instance of the outlaw regime thumbing its nose at a disapproving international community. “Reprocessing of spent fuel rods is at its final phase and extracted plutonium is being weaponized,” reads a statement from Pyongyang’s UN representative, according to AFP.
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