North Korea declared to restart a nuclear reactor and adopt
a law intended to consolidate its position as a nuclear power.
[Source: China News Network on April 2, 2013]
The reactor facility of Yong Byong shown on a satellite image dating back to 2003 has been partly disabled in 2008 when a cooling tower was blown up in order to show "good will" in the frame of an international community opposing North Korea's nuclear ambitions. That facility should be able to provide plutonium which is important for the development of advanced nuclear weapons. Now it will be reopened.
Here is what Hong Lei, spokesman for China's ministry of foreign affairs, said in today's [April 2] regular press conference:
We have paid attention to [what is] concerning North Korea's expression of its standpoint and feel regret for it. Realizing nuclear renunciation on the peninsula, safeguarding the peninsula and stabilizing peace in North East Asia is a precious position for China.
The peninsula's actual situation being sensitive and complex, we call on all parties concerned to [remain] calm, exercise restraint and return to the track of [consultative talks] again as soon as possible in order to search together for appropriate means to solve [that] problem.
[Source: china.com on April 2, 2013]
Recent events have been reported in a foregoing blogspot by means of subsequent updates since Saturday March 30 when the North declared the existence of a "state of war" between North and South Korea. For a better understanding of the proceedings that blogspot needs to be read as well. It includes further links to other blogspots of mine dealing with North Korea.
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