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North Korea: Don’t Celebrate Too Soon By James Reed

     Conservatives, but not the commo loving Left, have been celebrating President Trump’s victory in seemingly diverting a war with North Korea. But it may be too soon to let down the guard, as North Korea is busy working away on its nuclear programme:

“Satellite images show that the North Korean regime is continuing to make improvements to its nuclear facility in the wake of Kim Jong-Un’s meeting with Donald Trump. North Korea has made rapid improvements to the infrastructure at its Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center. According to an analysis published by 38 North, a prominent North Korea monitoring group, Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center is a facility used to produce weapons-grade fissile material. Commercial satellite imagery from June 21 indicates that improvements to the infrastructure at North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center are continuing at a rapid pace. Modifications to the 5 MWe plutonium production reactor’s cooling system appear complete, but a less-than-normal cooling water discharge from the outfall pipe makes a determination of the reactor’s operational status difficult.

The status of the Radiochemical Laboratory—used to separate plutonium from spent fuel rods—remains uncertain, although the associated Thermal Plant has likely continued operations, and a small non-industrial building of an unknown purpose has been newly erected near the cooling tower. Construction continues on support facilities throughout other operational areas of Yongbyon, especially at the Experimental Light Water Reactor (ELWR), where the new engineering office building appears externally complete and a small building similar to the one observed at the Radiochemical Laboratory has been erected. –38 North Until specific orders are issued from Pyongyang, it is expected that North Korea will continue to conduct business as usual.  In other words, improvement to the Yongbyon facility should not be seen as having any relationship to North Korea’s pledge to denuclearize, says the report by 38 North.”

     Iran as well, has reopened a nuclear plant, to also push ahead with its programme of destroying the US in waves of fire and brimstone:

     The world’s luck in putting off a nuclear war may run out soon.



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