North Korea’s nuclear program is going full steam ahead: United Nations

Chief Rafael Grossi said, “In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the nuclear program goes full steam ahead with work on plutonium separation, uranium enrichment, and other activities.”

On Monday, in a speech, United Nations, atomic watchdog chief Rafael Grossi said to an annual meeting of his agency’s member states that North Korea’s nuclear program is going “full steam ahead.”

Adding further chief Rafael Grossi said, “In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the nuclear program goes full steam ahead with work on plutonium separation, uranium enrichment, and other activities.” A report was also being issued last month by chief Rafael Grossi saying Pyongyang emerged to have restarted a nuclear reactor that is widely believed to have produced plutonium for nuclear weapons.

The nuclear activities by North Korea “continues to cause a serious concern” and could be marked as deeply troubling as the new report on North Korea’s nuclear program, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said, since December 2018 for the first time while monitors have not been permitted to the Yongbyon site, there are “indications” that the five-megawatt reactor is once more producing plutonium. In July, there were “indications, including the discharge of cooling water, consistent with the operation of the reactor” according to the report.

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