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N. Korea's uranium enrichment program likely to be substantial: experts
By Lee Haye-ah
SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's uranium enrichment program may be far greater in scope than the facility it revealed last year, given the time and technology that went into building the plant, experts said Monday.

North Korea unveiled a uranium enrichment facility in its main nuclear complex in Yongbyon last November, sparking concerns it could be used as a second way to build atomic bombs. The Pyongyang regime had long been suspected of seeking a uranium-based nuclear weapons program, but it was the first time it revealed the plant to a visiting American nuclear scientist, Siegfried Hecker.





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