North Korea wants to restart nuclear reactor

North Korea today said it wants to reopen a closed nuclear reactor. The state-owned news agency KCNA reported it would be restarted for both electricity and military uses. Tensions have recently been stoked between North and South Korea after Pyongyang threatened to invade its southerly neighbour and strike nearby US military bases. The mothballed facility […]

New North Korea nuclear plant takes step forward

Satellite images show North Korea has taken a “major step” in building up a new nuclear reactor. It appears a dome has now been put over the reactor building at the Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Centre. North Korea has a chequered nuclear past: withdrawing from the international Non-Proliferation Treaty in 2003, in 2008 it then […]

North Korea opens up for nuclear inspection

North Korea has agreed to halt its nuclear weapons testing and will allow in UN nuclear inspectors in exchange for US food aid. The International Atomic Energy Agency will be able to enter the Communist state’s Yongbyon nuclear facilities after Washington and Pyongyang agreed the deal yesterday. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton cautiously hailed […]