US experts record activity at Yongbyon nuclear facility and suspect North Korea of plutonium processing

13
0
US experts record activity at Yongbyon nuclear facility and suspect North Korea of plutonium processing

US experts recorded activity at the Yongbyon nuclear facility and suspected North Korea of ​​reprocessing plutonium or preparing for this process. This is stated in a report published on the website of the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Satellite data have shown that in recent weeks at least one of the premises of the facility is regularly heated – this gave rise to steam or smoke rising above it. This indicates activity and may mean that the DPRK has already launched a new campaign to reprocess plutonium or prepare for it. It is also known that a power plant associated with this facility has been active recently.

In the United States, Pyongyang’s alleged actions are viewed as part of a well-considered strategy to escalate confrontation with Seoul and Washington.

North Korea launched two ballistic missiles on March 25. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga called the incident a violation of the UN Security Council resolution and a threat to the peace and security of the region.

ALSO READ:  The UK expressed "serious concerns" over the Russian troop build-up near Ukraine's borders