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N. Korea says it is ready to use nuke weapons against U.S.

2015/09/15 15:22

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Yonhap) -- North Korea threatened Tuesday to use nuclear weapons against the United States as it announced that it has restarted operation of its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon complex.

"All the nuclear facilities in Yongbyon including the uranium enrichment plant and 5 megawatt reactor were rearranged, changed or readjusted and they started normal operation," the director of the Atomic Energy Institute said in a comment carried by the North's official Korean Central News Agency.

The unidentified director also warned that North Korea is fully ready to use nuclear weapons against the United States and other countries Pyongyang claims are hostile toward North Korea.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (L) inspects the construction site of a hydroelectric power plant on Mount Paektu bordering with China, in this photo provided by North Korea`s Rodong Sinmun on Sept. 14, 2015. Kim asked for a speedy dedication of the plant, which he named the Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station. The paper, published by the ruling Workers` Party of Korea, did not report when Kim made the visit to the site. (Yonhap)North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (L) inspects the construction site of a hydroelectric power plant on Mount Paektu bordering with China, in this photo provided by North Korea`s Rodong Sinmun on Sept. 14, 2015. Kim asked for a speedy dedication of the plant, which he named the Paektusan Hero Youth Power Station. The paper, published by the ruling Workers` Party of Korea, did not report when Kim made the visit to the site. (Yonhap) sooyeon@yna.co.kr

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