Thermal images of North Korea’s main nuclear site show Pyongyang may have reprocessed more plutonium than previously thought. The analysis by 38 North, a Washington-based North Korean monitoring project, is based on satellite images of the radiochemical laboratory at the Yongbyon nuclear plant. It says if the rogue state has reprocessed more plutonium, it would be able to expand its nuclear weapons programme. The images will intensify international concerns over North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes. The think-tank said images of the uranium enrichment facility at Yongbyon could also indicate the operation of centrifuges that could be used to increase North Korea’s stock of enriched uranium, another source it uses to fuel its bombs.
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