North Korea fires up nuclear reactor

09/12/2013 10:44 AM

09/17/2013 5:58 PM

North Korea’s leadership must have gotten tired of Syria getting all of the world’s attention.

Russia is working with the United States to try to get Syria to hand over its chemical weapons, which were used against Syrians in an ongoing civil war. Getting the handover to take place would prevent President Barack Obama from going ahead with asking Congress to let the U.S. military bomb the Middle East country, preventing further use of the poisonous gases.

North Korea always wants its share of the world’s attention. The communist country appears to be restarting its plutonium reactor at the Nyongbyon nuclear facility, according to recent satellite images. The U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies said it’s a sign that the country of Kim Jong Un is continuing its nuclear program.

The Washington Post reports that satellite images show white steam rising from a turbine building adjacent to the reactor. The effort ensures an international alarm will sound, yet again.

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