North Korea ready to match UN resolution with new nuke test: CIA to ObamaJune 12th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 12 (ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama has been told by his intelligence officials that North Korea intends to conduct another nuclear test in response to the passing of a U.N. Security Council resolution this week condemning the communist country for its recent nuclear and ballistic missile tests.
Pyongyang’s next nuclear detonation is but one of four planned actions, Fox News quoted officials at the Central Intelligence Agency, as saying.
The other three actions include the reprocessing of all of the North’s spent plutonium fuel rods into weapons-grade plutonium; a major escalation in the North’s uranium-enrichment program; and the launching of another Taepodong-2 intercontinental ballistic missile from the Yunsong military complex on the west coast of North Korea.
The North last launched a Taepodong-2 on April 5; it conducted its second nuclear test in the last three years on Memorial Day.
The intelligence community only learned of North Korea’s plans this week, prompting CIA to alert senior officials. (ANI)
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