Report: North Korea Restarting Construction of Long-Dormant Nuclear Reactor

North Korea has apparently restarted construction of a once-dormant nuclear reactor that, if completed, would “dramatically increase” its capacity to manufacture plutonium for nuclear weapons, according to a sourced report combined with recent satellite images obtained by CNN.

The above-Earth images covered April and May 2022 and seemingly indicate that North Korea — one of only four countries on the United States’ “sponsors of terror” list — has resumed constructing the second core reactor at its Yongbyon nuclear complex “after years of inactivity,” citing experts at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies who analyzed the satellite photos.

This assessment coincides with leader Kim Jong Un’s reported vow from last week to advance North Korea’s nuclear program.

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