November 21, 2010

Headline: North Korea Nuke Plant Shocks World

Nucking Futz if the powers that be didn't know this was happening.

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An American scientist just back from a trip to North Korea says he visited a sophisticated new uranium-processing plant there, sparking worldwide alarm that Pyongyang is developing nuclear weapons at a far faster pace than previously thought.

President Barack Obama has hastily dispatched his North Korea envoy, Stephen Bosworth, to the region today. He's schedule to arrive in Seoul tonight, ahead of meetings in South Korea, Japan and China this coming week, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Bosworth's last-minute rush to East Asia comes after a report Saturday in The New York Times quoting Siegfried Hecker, a Stanford professor and former director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, as describing a trip he took to North Korea nine days ago. Among the sites his North Korean minders allowed him to visit was a laboratory previously unknown to the West, where local scientists said they were processing uranium to generate electricity -- but which could also be used to produce material for nuclear weapons.


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