UN : North Korea appears to have restarted its nuclear reactor

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Pyongyang, Aug 30 : According to the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA) North Korea has secretly restarted its Yongbyon nuclear reactor, a report by the UN atomic agency said here on Sunday.

The agency said that the reactor is believed to produce plutonium for nuclear weapons, the BBC reported here on Monday.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was expelled by Pyongyang in 2009 and relies on satellite imagery to carry out its assessments.

Its latest report said there were indications of activity “consistent with the operation of the reactor” since early July.


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