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North Korea wants nuclear reactor in exchange for giving up weapons.

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posted on Sep, 15 2005 @ 09:05 AM
In recent Six-Nation Talks, the DPRK has announced that they will not give up their nuclear weapons unless they are given a nuclear reactor for generating power. However the United States has declared that giving North Korea is out the question considering the nation's history. At the moment they want a light-water reactor, which many nations feel is more difficult to convert to weapons use. North Korea was previously promised two of these reactors in 1994, but this deal fell through the floor.
BEIJING (AP) - North Korea said Thursday that it will not give up its nuclear weapons without receiving a nuclear reactor for generating power, stalling six-nation talks on Pyongyang's atomic programs.

The United States has said giving such a reactor to the North is out of the question, given the cost and the communist nation's history of deceit over its pursuit of nuclear technology to build weapons.

``The basic stumbling block has to do with the issue of providing a light-water reactor,'' North Korean spokesman Hyun Hak Bong said in the first comment from the delegation since the talks resumed Tuesday.

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In my opinion they would never give up all of their nuclear arms even if given such a reactor. Chances are they would hide a few weapons, and then predictibly produce more weapons with their own nuclear reactor. Although a light-water reactor is supposedly harder to make weapons with, apparently it's possible. Otherwise the US probably would not disapprove of such move.

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