Satellite images indicate North Korea nuclear facilities running

Satellite images indicate N.K. nuclear facilities running

The Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security, in its report on Jan. 13, 2016 (local time), said North Korea’s main nuclear reactor in Yongbyon appears to be running partially and its uranium enrichment plant is also operational. Based on the satellite image taken on Jan. 11, the institute cited steam, although not steady, coming from the 5-megawatt reactor and no snow on the roof of the uranium plant, apparently from the heating in the building, as signs of their operation. The reactor was shut down in 2007 under a multinational deal on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, but the North announced in 2013 that it was restarting the nuclear facility. (Yonhap) (END)

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North Korea’s fanfare for H-bomb developers

N. Korea's fanfare for H-bomb developers

North Koreans who contributed to the alleged success of a hydrogen bomb test board the luxurious cruise ship “Rainbow” in this photo published by the country’s official daily Rodong Sinmun on Jan. 14, 2016. Reports said people who contributed to the success, ranging from scientists to laborers, were allowed to visit Pyongyang on Jan. 8-13 for a tour of landmarks and to enjoy rest aboard the cruise ship and at a waterpark. North Korea carried out the nuclear test on Jan. 6, but experts dispute that it involved a hydrogen bomb as asserted by Pyongyang. (Yonhap) (END)

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