North Korea Has Several Uranium Enrichment Sites, South Says

A South Korean Foreign Ministry source on Friday said Seoul and the United States have used images taken from space to identify more than one uranium enrichment plant in North Korea, Kyodo News reported.

The North in November 2010 allowed experts from the United States to visit what until then had been a secret uranium enrichment facility at the Yongbyon nuclear complex.

Enrichment could enable Pyongyang to produce additional nuclear-material alongside its known plutonium-based arms effort. The regime says enriched uranium would be used to power a yet-unfinished light-water reactor at Yongbyon.

The Foreign Ministry source's claims, if true, would support suspicions that North Korea would not show off its sole uranium facility. Pyongyang has not allowed U.N. nuclear inspectors into the country since 2009.

December 21, 2012
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A South Korean Foreign Ministry source on Friday said Seoul and the United States have used images taken from space to identify more than one uranium enrichment plant in North Korea, Kyodo News reported.

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