North Korea restarts Plutonium reactor: U.S. intelligence chief

U.S. intelligence chief James Clapper says the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has expanded a uranium enrichment facility and restarted a plutonium production reactor.

Clapper says Pyongyang announced in 2013 its intention to refurbish its nuclear facilities, to include the uranium enrichment facility at Yongbyon and its plutonium production reactor, which was shut down in 2007.

The DPRK said on Sunday that it had successfully launched an Earth observation satellite into orbit, about a month after it claimed that it had successfully tested its first hydrogen bomb.

The UN Security Council has strongly condemned DPRK’s launch, which reportedly used ballistic missile technology.

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