Monday, August 13, 2007

N. Korean Uranium Enrichment? US Wants Answers

Does North Korea have a secret program to enrich uranium, in addition to the plutonium-based arms program it has acknowledged and agreed to dismantle in six-nation talks?

The United States is pressing Pyongyang for an answer.

If a North Korean uranium enrichment program does exist, it was developed with the aid of Pakistan. Full disclosure of all the details (which nobody seriously expects, given the North's hatred and fear of Washington) would add substantially to US understanding of Pakistan's nuclear proliferation history.