Friday, September 19, 2008

N. Korea says it is restoring Yongbyon nuclear reactor

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's Foreign Ministry said Friday the communist country is restoring its main nuclear reactor and is no longer interested in being removed from the U.S. list of terrorism-supporting countries.
The North "suspended the disablement of its nuclear facilities, and work has been underway to restore its nuclear facilities in Yongbyon to their original state since some time ago," an unnamed spokesman for the ministry said in an interview with the North's official Korean Central News Agency.

He formally confirmed news reports that North Korea has taken initial steps toward restarting the main plutonium-producing reactor at Yongbyon. (continues here)


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