VIENNA (Reuters) - North Korea, believed to be preparing for a third nuclear test, would probably be able to make and explode a uranium device for the first time after earlier relying on plutonium, a former chief U.N. inspector said. If it were to do so, that would show North Korea had developed the technology to produce highly enriched uranium (HEU), putting it in a position to build up larger stocks of weapons-grade material.
The chairman of South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff weighed into speculation about North Korea's imminent nuclear test on Wednesday, guessing that the North is preparing to test a "pre-hydrogen" nuclear weapon.Gen. Jung Seung-jo mad... Read Post
North Korea has stockpiled enough uranium for six nuclear bombs, an expert has warned. According to a South Korean nuclear expert North Korea has appeared to have started relying on enrichment activities because of its dwindling sto... Read Post