Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Angry North Korea threatens nuclear U-turn

North Korea said Tuesday it has stopped disabling its nuclear plants and will consider restoring them, because the United States has not removed it from a list of states that sponsor terrorism.

The North Korean Foreign Ministry said that the United States was in "outright violation" of the agreement.

The communist nation said it halted the dismantling of the plutonium-producing plants on August 14, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported. The North "will consider soon a step to restore the nuclear facilities in (Yongbyon) to their original state," the North Korean Foreign Ministry said in a statement that KCNA carried.


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