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DPRK preps for its first enriched-uranium test

DPRK preps for its first enriched-uranium test

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has announced it is going to conduct a new nuclear test today, in what the South believes will be the first test of its enriched-uranium weapon.

Pyongyang carried out two nuclear tests at the site Pungeri in the northeastern part of the Korean Peninsula.

Experts say both times charges of weapon grade plutonium were exploded. The plutonium, they claim, was extracted from the spent fuel used at the country’s only nuclear reactor. The DPRK is rumoured to have accumulated a stock of discharged plutonium to make six to eight charges.

This time, the DPRK is allegedly set to demonstrate the success of its nuclear program. Korea’s National Defense Committee announced Thursday it would go ahead with satellite and long-range missile launches.

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