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Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency said North Korea had finished reprocessing 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods, which experts say would provide enough weapons-grade plutonium for at least one more nuclear bomb.
The claim may not mean much, since North Korea is believed to already have enough weaponized plutonium for half a dozen nuclear weapons.
"North Korea is trying to show off its nuclear might as a way to pressure the United States to agree to the talks," said Kim Yong-hyun.
What do you do with N.K. these days?? We can't fight them, they've been digging in for decades and will use a nuke at the first opportunity.
"North Korea has long sought direct nuclear negotiations with the U.S., believing that it is the easiest, fastest and surefire way of ensuring the survival of the totalitarian regime and win economic concessions to rebuild its moribund economy."
Originally posted by plumranch
Anything to bring the Obama Administration back to the bargaining table! Every time North Korea has negotiated with Bill Clinton, they have won big concessions. Kim Jong Il probably he can do even better with Hillary!
With their activity in the drugs and nuclear arms trade, their belligerent defiance of human rights and irresponsible posturing I think there just needs to be an 'accident' that takes out their nuclear capability.
This sounds harsh, and I am generally against hegemony and imperialism
Maybe i'm missing something here, but in what way could Korea "threaten" the United States when their weaponry probably isn't even capable of hitting Hawaii.
The nice thing about North Korea is that its a small country. The US can pound them for weeks/months/years with conventional GPS and Laser guided bombs till there is nothing of any military value left.