Kim may have more plu­to­nium

The Daily Examiner - - WORLD NEWS -

KIM Jong-un may have far more plu­to­nium than pre­vi­ously thought, ther­mal im­ages have re­vealed. US mon­i­tor­ing project 38 North, linked to Johns Hop­kins Univer­sity, said ther­mal im­agery of the Yong­byon nu­clear com­plex ap­peared to show the North had re­pro­cessed spent fuel rods at least twice be­tween Sep­tem­ber and June to pro­duce plu­to­nium that could in­crease Py­ongyang’s nu­clear weapons stock­pile. North Korea de­ac­ti­vated the Yong­byon re­ac­tor in 2007 un­der an aid-fordis­ar­ma­ment ac­cord, but be­gan ren­o­vat­ing it in 2013. —The Sun

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