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IAEA: North Korea May Be Restarting Nuclear Plant

A North Korean nuclear plant is seen before demolishing a cooling tower (R) in Yongbyon, in this photo taken June 27, 2008 and released by Kyodo.
A North Korean nuclear plant is seen before demolishing a cooling tower (R) in Yongbyon, in this photo taken June 27, 2008 and released by Kyodo.
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The International Atomic Energy Agency says activity has been observed at a North Korean nuclear reactor, consistent with an effort to restart it.

IAEA chief Yukiya Amano told the agency's 35-member board Thursday that North Korea's Yongbyon nuclear complex appears to have re-started its reactor. But the agency says without access to the site, IAEA inspectors cannot draw a definite conclusion.

North Korea destroyed the cooling tower at Yongbyon in 2008 as a confidence-building measure in talks with South Korea, China, the United States, Japan, and Russia.

But in September, a U.S. research institute said satellite imagery of the site showed activity that could mean North Korea is reviving the reactor.

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by: bill from: CT
November 30, 2013 8:25 AM
Why is it that the only comments are from morons in NYC?

by: Michael from: New York, NY
November 29, 2013 7:12 PM
We should pay no attention to this. After all, American and worldwide intelligence made Bush lie about WMDs in Iraq. They also determined it was a Youtube video that caused the Benghazi riots. And now that Iran is no longer a threat thanks to Obama, I'm sure North Korea must be shaking in their boots. Nothing to see here, just move along.

by: comment_here_and_there
November 28, 2013 11:01 PM
ran out of American food, as always

by: JKF from: Great North (Canada)
November 28, 2013 4:33 PM
Any one surprised that the North Koreans are not abiding by their committments/agreements to the international community? Have they ever abided by any international protocols?

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