Satellite images show that the North Korean regime has started operating a nuclear reactor in the Yongbyon complex
Kim Jong-un (EFE / EPA / KCNA)
North Korea is said to operate a nuclear reactor in its Yongbyon complex, according to American information portal 38 north.
The website specializing in North Korea has been released in the last few hours. Satellite imagery was recently taken in the Asian country, which is what they show.
“The pictures show the water leak from at least August 25th to September 9th, and no water was detected on October 1st, but it was monitored the next day,” it said in its publication. 38 north.
A recent satellite image shows a temporary discharge of water from a 5 megawatt nuclear reactor into the outlet channel to the Koryong River.
When the reactor is in operation, there is often intermittent leakage even though there is no other evidence that it is actually running, which would qualify the gate.
This week I also mentioned that North Korea may be operating its uranium enrichment facility after satellite construction activities were tracked at the same Yongbyon nuclear complex where the country’s nuclear scientific research center is located.
The suspicion coincides with a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency published in August last year, which suggests that Pyongyang could have reactivated the reactor of the 5-megawatt complex by monitoring the cooling water discharge.
In the past, North Korea has reprocessed spent reactor fuel rods for use in nuclear weapons. According to the South Korean agency, Yonhap has also repeated the news.
This potential activation of nuclear energy for weapons use is framed at a time when North Korea was just reestablishing direct contact with South Korea earlier this month and inter-Korean dialogue was resumed after stagnating since the June 2020 Liaison Office.
The newly developed Hwasong-8 missile from the Defense Science Academy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was tested in Toyang-ri, Ryongrim Province, North Korea. Undated photo made available by KCNA on September 29, 2021 via Reuters
Another rocket launch in late September
After two weeks, they fired two ballistic missiles into the sea, North Korea had fired an “unidentified grenade” at sea off the east coast, the South Korean military announced at the end of September. General Staff South Korea No details were given about the event.
“North Korea has fired unidentified projectiles into the Baltic Sea” The joint chiefs of staff said in a brief statement that they do not give the time or place of the launch.
The Japanese Ministry of Defense, which also revealed the launch, for its part indicated that it could again be a UN-approved ballistic projectile.
The projectile was fired as North Korea prepared to open a session of its official parliament, the Supreme People’s Assembly.
Meanwhile, Ambassador North Korea told the United Nations General Assembly last month that “no one can deny” your country has the right to test your weapons.
“We are only building our national defense to reliably protect the security and peace of the country,” said Ambassador Kim Sung in New York off the east coast of the peninsula.
“No one can deny the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (People’s Republic of Korea) the right of self-defense to develop, test, manufacture and possess weapons systems equivalent to those it owns or develops in the United States.
Pyongyang is subject to various international sanctions for its prohibited nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. According to the South Korean military, various weapon tests were carried out last month, one with a long-range cruise missile and the other with a short-range ballistic missile.
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