Friday, October 10, 2008

Report: North Korea Prepares to Fire More Missiles, Restart Nuke Facility

FOXNews.com - Report: North Korea Prepares to Fire More Missiles, Restart Nuke Facility - International News | News of the World | Middle East News | Europe News: "North Korea appears to be powering up its nuclear weapons program again as it tested missiles in apparent personnel training and announced plans to reopen its plutonium plant.

American satellite images confirm reports of short-range missile testing recently, which the Pentagon speculated could also be intended to “send a message” to the U.S. and the International Atomic Energy Agency. Washington does not know the motivation behind the tests, though generally considers such behavior a pressure tactic to force Pyongyang's removal from U.S. terror lists.

The U.S. said the moves did not mean the death of international efforts to persuade the North to recommit to an agreement that offers it diplomatic and economic concessions in exchange for nuclear disarmament.

But North Korea's statement that it was intent on restarting operations of its plutonium-producing reprocessing plant and other facilities at its main nuclear site appeared to be the clearest indication to date that it is not interested in keeping to the deal — at least for now."

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