IAEA Director General: North Korean nuclear program advancing according to its statements

North Korea’s nuclear weapons race is worrying much of the world and the International Atomic Energy Agency is warning that the suspicions are legitimate. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano says that Pyongyang has doubled its uranium enrichment facility in size and is advancing its nuclear program.
Pyongyang is enhancing its capability Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News

Yesterday evening (Monday), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced that North Korea’s uranium enrichment facility has doubled in size over the past few years. “The situation is very bad…It has gone into a new phase,” stated IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Amano stated that North Korea’s nuclear capability is growing: “All of the indications point to the fact that North Korea is making progress, as they declared.” In January, the South Korean government claimed that Pyongyang is capable of building 10 nuclear bombs. 

As reported by JOL over the past few weeks, North Korea has conducted numerous ballistic missile tests, which have led to raised eyebrows in the West. In addition, North Korea conducted a nuclear missile test in September.

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