Tuesday, September 28, 2004

"a deterrent against a possible nuclear strike"

North Korea claims it has built new nuclear bombs as "a deterrent against a possible nuclear strike by the United States."

Someone tell the North Koreans that if the US were to strike North Korea with a nuclear attack there would be no more North Koreans and no more North Korean bombs, of any sort.

North Korea has turned plutonium from 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods into weapons to serve as a deterrent against a possible nuclear strike by the United States, a North Korean official said Monday.

Without specifying what kinds or the number of weapons the nation has, Vice Foreign Minister Choe Su Hon said North Korea had been left with "no other option but to possess a nuclear deterrent" because of U.S. policies that he said were designed to eliminate his country.

North Korea previously said this year that it had reprocessed the spent nuclear fuel rods and was increasing its "nuclear deterrent" but had not provided any details.

At a news conference with a small number of reporters, Choe was asked what was included in the nuclear deterrent.

"We have already made clear that we have already reprocessed 8,000 wasted fuel rods and transformed them into arms," he said.

When asked if the fuel had been turned into actual weapons, not just weapons-grade material, Choe said: "We declared that we weaponized this."

South Korea, of course, says this is all North Korean propaganda:

South Korean officials on Tuesday dismissed as propaganda a top North Korean official's claims that Pyongyang had made nuclear weapons from spent plutonium fuel rods, news reports said.

North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Su-Hon told a small group of journalists in New York Monday that 8,000 spent nuclear fuel rods had been turned into weapons, according to footage aired on YTN cable news television.

"The chances are high for his remarks to be part of a highly-calculated propaganda offensive," an unnamed South Korean government official was quoted by YTN as saying. "But we are trying to verify what he really meant."


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