July 1, 2022

Concerns mount that North Korea is once again beginning construction on nuclear facility

Satellite images show that North Korea seems to be gearing up its nuclear capability once again, with construction moving forward on their previously retired reactor. 

According to The Washington Examiner, the images show that construction is restarting on a second reactor at the Yongbyon nuclear complex, which could be the material for a weapon. 

CNN reported that there is also evidence of personal and vehicle movement around the reactor, and that is in addition to the April and May satellite images from Maxar Technologies that show construction equipment and buried pipe near the facility. 

This change is in spite of North Korea’s 1994 agreement with the United States to pause construction on the nuclear sites. Even more troubling is that the reactor under construction appears to be roughly ten times bigger than the existing one. 

“While nuclear reactors are generally used to produce energy, they can also be used to create plutonium needed for nuclear weapons,” the Examiner reported.

“North Korea has conducted several nuclear tests since it first demonstrated nuclear weapons capability in 2006. North Korean state media said a test in 2017 involved a hydrogen bomb, its most powerful nuclear detonation yet, that could be carried on an intercontinental ballistic missile.”

South Korean officials have raised concerns about their neighbors to the north potentially making another nuclear test soon, according to Yonhap, and the concern is mounting as the May 20-24, visit from President Joe Biden to South Korea and Japan is confirmed, per the White House.

Officials in South Korea have raised concerns that their neighbor is gearing up for another nuclear test soon, according to Yonhap. Images of the nuclear reactor development come as President Joe Biden is set to visit South Korea and Japan from May 20-24, per the White House.

The Associated Press reported that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un warned last month that the country could preemptively use nuclear weapons if it feels threatened.

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