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N. Korea destroys nuclear reactor tower

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posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 05:24 AM
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N. Korea destroys nuclear reactor tower


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PYONGYANG, North Korea (CNN) -- North Korea Friday destroyed a water cooling tower at a facility where officials acknowledge they extracted plutonium to build nuclear weapons, according to reports.

South Korean TV network MBC said the reactor blast occurred shortly after 4 p.m. local time before an audience of international TV cameras. There were no other immediate details, The Associated Press reported.

The massive implosion at the Yongbyon facility was intended to be a powerful public symbol of a move to end nuclear activities by the Communist nation once branded a member of an "axis of evil" by U.S. President George W. Bush.
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posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 05:24 AM
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This is an incredible breakthrough in negotiations between the US and North Korea on their nuclear program. George Bush has removed them from the nations that support terrorists list and N. Korea has blown up the cooling tower.

In addition to the symbolic destruction of the tower, N. Korea also released disclosures on their nuclear weapons program.


On Thursday, North Korean officials turned over to China a 60-page declaration, written in English, that details several rounds of plutonium production at the Yongbyon plant dating back to 1986.

In it, North Korea acknowledges producing roughly 40 kilograms of enriched plutonium -- enough for about seven nuclear bombs, according to the U.S. State Department.

One of those weapons was used in the previous nuclear test, so now the question is, will they give up the remaining material?

I will be the first to give credit to the Bush administration for the breakthrough in negotiations, but even George Bush has said it is the first step and not the end of the process.

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posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 07:14 AM
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Well, there it goes.



The article has been updated, so it doesn't match the original quotes in the OP.

One other thing I would like to mention is that some people are skeptical about N. Korean intentions, but others are saying that this breakthrough shows the progress that can be made when we talk to our enemies.



posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 08:08 AM
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Diplomacy and negotiation can solve problems?



posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 08:13 AM
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Yeah.

I mean, diplomacy solved the problem of all the seperate independant states back during the revolution - if it weren't for diplomacy and negotiation you guys would never have been able to act co-operatively against us.

Diplomacy and negotiation occurs between friendlies as well as outsiders.



posted on Jun, 27 2008 @ 08:57 AM
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Originally posted by jamesder
Diplomacy and negotiation can solve problems?


They will make another one when needed.




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