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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Bad Moon Rising Part 37 - North Korea


North Korea to Weaponize Its Plutonium

By Maretin Fackler
NY Times
June 13, 2009

North Korea responded to new UNITED NATIONS SANCTIONS on Saturday by defiantly vowing to press forward with production of nuclear weapons and take resolute military actions against efforts to isolate it.

In a statement on the Norths official Korean Central News Agency, an unnamed spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry was quoted as saying that his nation will continue its nuclear program to defend itself against what he called a HOSTILE United States POLICY. He was quoted as saying his nation will ғweaponize its existing plutonium stockpiles and begin a new program to enrich uranium, another material that can be used to make atomic warheads.

The statement was released hours after the Security Council voted to punish the North for its May 25 nuclear test and ballistic missile tests with tough sanctions including an arms embargo and high-seas searches of North Korean vessels.

“Well take firm military action if the United States and its allies try to isolate us,” the spokesman said, according to KCNA.

According to KCNA, the spokesman also said that his nation “will weaponize all plutonium, and we’ve reprocessed more than one-third of our spent nuclear fuel rods.”

The statement was an apparent reference to spent fuel rods from the North’s Soviet-era Yongbyon nuclear complex. Since the early 1990s, United Nations inspectors have tried to keep tabs on the rods, which can be reprocessed into weapons-grade plutonium.

The United States has also warned in the past that the North may be trying to turn its abundant supplies of natural uranium into material for weapons.

North Korea has grown increasingly isolated as it has pressed forward with a nuclear program that many analysts now believe is aimed at producing an independent nuclear deterrent. The country also tested a long-range rocket in April and may soon launch another one in what many analysts call an effort to produce a delivery system capable of reaching the mainland United States, which it views as its biggest military threat.

“It has become an absolutely impossible option for the D.P.R.K. to even think about giving up its nuclear weapons,” Saturday’s STATEMENT said, using the initials of the North’s official name, the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea.



Sanction Leading to War

March 11, 2013

A few days ago, the U.S., finding fault with our self-defensive nuclear test, fabricated another resolution on sanction at the UN Security Council.

Wire-pulling the UNSC like its marionette, the U.S. invented the resolution on sanction for the second time this year and for the fifth time over the last 8 years.

The recent resolution of the U.S.-led UNSC revealed its burglarious nature by defining the implementation of the resolution on sanction against the DPRK as a duty and thus further internationalized the sanction than ever before.

The collective sanction is precisely a declaration of war and an act of war against the DPRK.

Under the cloak of the UNSC the U.S. seeks to realize its aggressive purpose against the DPRK by threatening its right to existence as well as its sovereignty.

It is an anti-ethical criminal act and little short of an act of war.

What is graver is the fact that the U.S. cooked up the resolution on sanction timing to coincide with the “Key Resolve” and “Foal Eagle” joint military exercises.

The collective sanction ruckus manipulated by the U.S. is aimed at provoking war to stifle the DPRK.

With such sanction the U.S. schemes to invade the DPRK as it did in Iraq.

According to the statement of a spokesman for the KPA Supreme Command, the Korean Armistice Agreement is to be scrapped completely just from today.

The army and people of the DPRK turned out in an all-out action to cope with the US-led collective sanction and its maneuver to provoke an aggressive war.

If the U.S. thinks that it can make the DPRK an Iraq, it is a fatal miscalculation.

The world would clearly witness how our army and people smash the US-led collective sanction and war ruckus and defend its dignity and status as a nuclear power and satellite launcher.

We don’t know an empty word.

Kang Chol Su


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