North Korea is hiding a uranium site that they wont talk about

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Vidboy10, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Vidboy10

    Vidboy10 Tsardom

    Dec 15, 2008
    Vancouver, B.C
    Mr Hecker later said the plant was most likely for civilian use, but warned in an article in Foreign Affairs magazine that it was "highly likely that a parallel covert facility capable of HEU [highly enriched uranium] production exists elsewhere in the country." North Korea has already tested two plutonium-based nuclear devices, but US defence analysts fear that Pyongyang is racing to build a uranium-based bomb that would further buttress its international negotiating position. Pyongyang has claimed that its new programme is peaceful, with an article in the ruling communist party's Rodong Sinmun newspaper saying the country was developing nuclear energy like other countries, adding: "Peaceful nuclear activity is a sovereign right of all nations."

    Tensions on the Korean peninsula remain high following last month's bombardment of a South Korean island by North Korea that killed two marines and two civilians. South Korea's armed forces, which were criticised for their slow response to the shelling, suffered further embarrassment on Tuesday when the army chief, General Hwang Eui-Don, resigned over a property scandal.

    As diplomatic divisions over how to best handle North Korea continued, Russia this week joined China in calling for a return to the stalled Six Party nuclear disarmament. Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, expressed his "deep concern" about the industrial uranium enrichment capability when the North's foreign minister Pak Ui-Chun visited Moscow on Monday, urging Pyongyang to comply with UN resolutions on the issue. China, which has faced calls from the US, South Korea and Japan to use its influence on Pyongyang, said on Tuesday that last week's meeting between its senior foreign affairs official Dai Bingguo and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-il had been fruitful.

    "Both sides believe the six-party talks process should go forward, and strive to achieve denuclearisation of the (Korean) peninsula," a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman said of Dai's visit.

    However Washington, Tokyo and Seoul have refused all call to return to the negotiating table, warning against rewarding North Korean belligerence and calling on Pyongyang to demonstrate that it is serious about creating a nuclear-free Korea. The diplomatic negotiations between the US and China will continue, with James Steinberg, the US Deputy Secretary of State due to visit Beijing this week to press for tougher action. Meanwhile Bill Richardson, the governor of New Mexico and a longtime intermediary with Pyongyang, will visit North Korea on Thursday, on what is billed as a four-day private trip, which is expected to calm tensions.

  2. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

    Sep 12, 2009
    United States
    So bad at keeping secrets.
  3. Blaze163

    Blaze163 The White Phoenix's purifying flame.

    Nov 19, 2008
    Coventry, UK
    So let me get this straight. We know they have this uranium site. We try to ask them about it and show them photos of the site so they have basically no case, and they're doing what essentially boils down to sticking their fingers in their ears and yelling 'la la la, I can't hear you now, la la la.'

    Is that about right?
  4. _Chaz_

    _Chaz_ GBAtemp's Official Mook™

    Sep 12, 2009
    United States
    Do you have a better defense?
  5. shlong

    shlong in memoriam of gravitas

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  6. Maplemage

    Maplemage ಠ_ಠ

    Sep 23, 2008
    Why would you care?
    Someone ordered a lawyer?
  7. geminisama

    geminisama Metsu

    Jul 17, 2008
    United States
    Doesn't look very hidden to me!
  8. Ethevion

    Ethevion Wannabe Artist

    Sep 23, 2010
    Peaceful nuclear activity my ass.
  9. nintendoom

    nintendoom Nintendoom

    Sep 12, 2009
    Viridian City
    KIM JONG IL.... the 3rd antichrist....
    and the second
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    EDIT: OKAY.... my bad....
  10. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 4

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    Jan 3, 2009
    United Kingdom
    I say we turn the lights off and see what glows.

    Apart from Toni, obviously.
  11. playallday

    playallday Group: GBAtemp Ghost

    May 23, 2008
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  12. Sop

    Sop groovy dude lmao

    Nov 14, 2010
    Lucky I don't live there, what with this and that missile they fired.