North Korea Pokes World Again on Nukes

Pyongyang reports progress on uranium for weapons program
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 3, 2009 8:42 PM CDT
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – North Korea’s official news agencies say the country “is in the concluding stage” of uranium enrichment key to a nuclear-weapons program, the BBC reports—the latest instance of the outlaw regime thumbing its nose at a disapproving international community. “Reprocessing of spent fuel rods is at its final phase and extracted plutonium is being weaponized,” reads a statement from Pyongyang’s UN representative, according to AFP.