Obama, N. Korea Nuclear Program
North Korea, calling itself a “proud nuclear power,” vowed to go ahead with its nuclear program in defiance of the latest United Nations sanctions resolution. Last Month Obama was warned this would happen, remember April 15th when North Korea ordered U.N. inspectors to leave after saying it would quit international nuclear disarmament talks and restart a plant that makes bomb-grade plutonium. Obama was too busy playing with his puppy ‘Bo’ and his media decided to air Obama and the dog instead of taking N. Korea serious.
May 25 the government had a successful nuclear test, Now N. Korea said it intended to weaponize its remaining stockpile of plutonium and to pursue uranium enrichment. N. Korea Foreign Ministry has acknowledged that the country has a uranium enrichment program and blamed Washington for the nuclear tensions, saying it was “compelled to go nuclear. N. Korea also threatened military action if the United States and its allies were to try to isolate it.
Obama are you listening, or will you take the dog for a walk again? No, this is what a US State Department official said: ‘(North Korea) needs to cease provocative actions and rhetoric, and return unconditionally to the six-party process.’ The six-party nuclear disarmament talks involve the two Koreas, the US, Russia, Japan and China. Mr/Mrs Offical, do you think Kim Jong-il want’s to here that.
Take A look at North Korea’s Nuclear Program
REACTORS: North Korea’s only functioning reactor was a 5-megawatt facility. The reactor was shut down in July 2007 as part of a disarmament-for-aid deal negotiated with five other nations. The facility was capable of producing plutonium, a radioactive material used to make nuclear bombs.
Construction of a 50-megawatt reactor at Yongbyon and an even larger reactor in nearby Taechon has been stalled for years.
DISARMAMENT: North Korea had been taking steps to disable Yongbyon under the watch of international experts in exchange for 1 million tons of fuel oil and other concessions. Disablement stopped weeks later amid a dispute with Washington over how to verify the regime’s past atomic activities. In April, North Korea quit the disarmament talks in response to U.N. Security Council condemnation of its April 5 rocket launch, and then expelled international nuclear monitors from Yongbyon.
RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS: North Korea is believed to have produced up to 110 pounds (50 kilograms) of weaponized plutonium — enough for half a dozen or more bomb. Reprocessing 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods could yield enough weaponized plutonium for yet another bomb.
WEAPONS: North Korea conducted an underground test of a nuclear device in October 2006, confirming its ability to make atomic bombs. A second test was carried out on May 25.