Skip to comments.N. Korea vows to start enriching uranium, weaponize new plutonium
Posted on 06/12/2009 11:49:12 PM PDT by maquiladora
SEOUL, June 13 (Yonhap) -- North Korea said Saturday it will start enriching uranium and weaponize all new plutonium, protesting the U.N. Security Council resolution expanding sanctions on it.
The North, which triggered the resolution after its second nuclear test on May 25, also said it will "respond militarily" if the U.S. and other countries attempt what it called a "blockade."
The resolution calls on states to conduct inspections of North Korea ships suspected of carrying materials related to weapons of mass destruction.
Great, and knowing that Obama is sleeping comfortably in his cozy little bed without a care in the world makes me feel oh so safe..NOT..Perhaps he needs to go to North Korea and give them a nice little speech about how America is the enemy and to please forgive us for our sins. We all know Obama won’t do a damn thing to stop them
This thing doesn’t seem to be calming down. I’m shocked that the Obama/Clinton team is not handling this well. Shocked
(LEAD) N. Korea vows to fight U.S. with ‘willpower’
YONHAP NEWS.co.uk (English) ^ | 2009/06/09 19:40 KST | By Kim Hyun
Posted on June 9, 2009 12:21:07 PM PDT by Cindy
SEOUL, June 9 (Yonhap) — North Korea urged its people Tuesday to be armed with willpower against the United States and warned not to depend on allied nations, as the country faces new international sanctions for its recent nuclear test.
The full-page editorial by the Rodong Sinmun, the North’s main newspaper published by the Workers Party of Korea, apparently pointed to China, which has rebuked the May 25 nuclear explosion and is now working on a punitive resolution with the U.N. Security Council.
“We will win when we fight the (U.S.) imperialists to the end, and there will be only shame and disgrace if we surrender,” the paper said. “The confrontation with the imperialists is a war of willpower.”
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I don't believe it for one minute! Do they know who they are dealing with! Barack Hussein Obama! He'll wipe them off the map! I cannot believe that a rogue dictator with nuclear weapons would even think about challenging a RAGING METROSEXUAL!
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Tougher UN sanctions on DPR Korea send clear and strong message Ban
Security Council members gather before unanimously voting to adopt a resolution expanding financial sanctions on the DPRK
12 June 2009 The United Nations Security Council today imposed tougher sanctions on the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK), including a tighter arms embargo, sending what Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called a clear and strong message to Pyongyang following last months nuclear test.
By unanimously adopting resolution 1874, the 15-member body condemned the 25 May nuclear test conducted in violation and flagrant disregard of relevant Council resolutions, particularly 1695 (2006) and 1718 (2006).
It also demanded that the DPRK not conduct any further nuclear test or any launch using ballistic missile technology.
The Council imposed a series of measures on the DPRK that include tougher inspections of cargo suspected of containing banned items related to the countrys nuclear and ballistic missile activities, a tighter arms embargo with the exception of light weapons and new financial restrictions.
Mr. Ban welcomed the adoption of resolution 1874, and hoped that the DPRK and all Members States will fully comply with it.
Acting unanimously and agreeing on credible measures, the members of the Security Council have sent today a clear and strong message to the DPRK, Mr. Bans spokesperson said in a statement.
The Secretary-General reiterates his conviction that all differences should be resolved in a peaceful manner through dialogue, the statement added.
In this regard, Mr. Ban called on the concerned parties to refrain from taking any measures that can exacerbate tensions in the region and to exert their best efforts to re-engage in dialogue, including through the Six-Party Talks that brings together DPRK, Republic of Korea, Japan, China, Russia and the United States.
Also by todays resolution, the Council requested the Secretary-General to establish, for an initial period of one year, a group of seven experts to assist the Committee set up to monitor the sanctions imposed on DPRK to carry out its mandate.
The Council also called on all Member States to report to it within 45 days, and thereafter upon the Committees request, on concrete measures taken to implement key provisions of resolution 1874.
It pledged to keep the DPRKs actions under continuous review and to consider strengthening, modifying, suspending or lifting the measures in light of the countrys compliance with the Councils resolutions.
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12 June 2009
New York - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
New York, 12 June 2009 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
The Secretary-General welcomes the adoption of Resolution 1874 on the recent nuclear test by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Acting unanimously and agreeing on credible measures, the members of the Security Council have sent today a clear and strong message to the DPRK.
The Secretary-General hopes that the DPRK and all other Member States will fully comply with the measures contained in the resolution.
At the same time, the Secretary-General reiterates his conviction that all differences should be resolved in a peaceful manner through dialogue. In this regard, he calls upon the concerned parties to refrain from taking any measures that can exacerbate tensions in the region and to exert their best efforts to re-engage in dialogue, including through the six-party talks.
The Secretary-General will spare no effort in facilitating the implementation of the Resolution, which will contribute to achieving de-nuclearization of the Korean peninsula as well as peace and stability in the region and beyond.
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AP Source: NKorea May Be Prepping New Nuclear Test
AP Report | June 11, 2009
Posted on June 11, 2009 6:10:24 PM PDT by Steelfish
AP Source: NKorea May Be Prepping New Nuclear Test
Published: June 11, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea may be preparing for its third nuclear test, a show of defiance as the United Nations considers new sanctions on the dictatorship for conducting an underground nuclear explosion in May, according to a U.S. government official.
North Korea conducted an underground explosion on May 25, its first since a 2006 atomic test. The official, who spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity in order to discuss the unreleased information, would not provide details regarding the assessment.
A draft U.N. resolution proposed Wednesday would impose tough sanctions on North Korea’s weapons exports and financial dealings and allow inspections of suspect cargo in ports and on the high seas. North Korea has threatened to retaliate if new sanctions are adopted.
North Korea already is a pariah to many countries and has been under tough economic sanctions for years. Last month’s reported test defied a Security Council resolution adopted after the North’s first underground atomic blast in October 2006.
The White House National Security Council would not comment on the assessment of a possible third nuclear test in the works.
Boy Cindy, you’re all over this like ACORN workers on election day, (snicker).
LOL., but seriously...
“CSIS Scholars Discuss N. Korean Nuke Issue
As Korean President Lee Meets with President Obama”
(June 13, 2009)
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A Unanimous Vote on North Korea
Posted by Katherine Brandon
The United Nations Security Council sent a clear and united message today when they voted unanimously to tighten sanctions on North Korea following the nations recent nuclear test and missile firings. The detonation on May 25 of the suspected nuclear device violated the 1953 armistice.
U.N. Resolution 1874 includes a number of measures aimed at stopping North Koreas nuclear proliferation, including tougher inspections of cargo, an expanded arms embargo, and new financial restrictions on North Korea, curbing loans and money transfers that serve as funding for their nuclear program.
In remarks today following the vote on Resolution 1874, United States Ambassador Rosemary DiCarlo said that North Korea chose a path of provocation, and now they must face the consequences. She said that the United States welcomes the strong and united response to North Koreas nuclear test, and is committed to implementing the provisions outlined by the Security Council:
The message of this resolution is clear: North Koreas behavior is unacceptable to the international community, and the international community is determined to respond. North Korea should return without conditions to a process of peaceful dialogue. It should honor its previous commitments to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. It should shun provocation and proliferation. But for now, its choices have led it to face markedly stronger sanctions from the international community.
This resolution condemns North Koreas nuclear test in the strongest terms. It strengthens and enhances sanctions on North Korea in five critically important areas: by imposing a total embargo on arms exports from North Korea and significantly expanding the ban on arms imports; by creating a wholly new framework for states to cooperate in the inspection of ships and aircraft suspected to be carrying weapons of mass destruction or other banned goods; by calling on states and international financial institutions to disrupt the flow of funds that could support North Koreas missile, nuclear, or proliferation activities; by committing to designate for targeted sanctions additional goods, entities, and individuals involved in North Koreas illicit behavior; and, finally, by strengthening the mechanisms to monitor and tighten the implementation of this toughened new sanctions regime. These measures are innovative, they are robust, and they are unprecedented.
Ambassador Susan Rice, in comments at todays press briefing, described the resolution as “a very robust, tough regime with teeth that will bite North Korea”:
Well, first of all, it would be unwise for the United States or other members of the Security Council to fail to take strong action in response to a very provocative and illegal action on the part of North Korea out of concern that they may take strong action. I mean, the point is that we needed to demonstrate — and today we have demonstrated — that provocative, reckless actions come at a cost and that North Korea will pay a price for its actions.
And it is obviously the case that they have behaved irresponsibly in the past and we would not be surprised to see them behave irresponsibly in the future. We will be focused, as I said earlier, on the full and effective implementation of this sanctions regime on our part and that of others. And we believe that its full implementation will have a substantial impact on North Korea.
We’re working with China and Russia and South Korea, Japan, other neighboring states who have a great stake, as we do, in the issue of regional security and stability. They went along with these measures because they also believe that a strong signal needed to be sent to North Korea, and we fully expect them to implement these cooperatively with us and others.
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N. Korea says it will see any U.N. embargo as ‘act of war’
Associated Press ^ | June 13, 2009
Posted on June 12, 2009 11:50:38 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
BEIJING, June 13 (AP) - (Kyodo)- North Korea adopted a belligerent stance Saturday toward a U.N. resolution overnight in New York calling for increased sanctions against the country after its most recent nuclear arms test.
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The world is a lot more dangerous with Obama as president.
Not this stuff again... Obama is forced to handle the mess left over by a previous administration - Truman deserves all of the responsbility and blame for this turn of events...
Fresh off S. Korean media:
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If U.S. Accepts N. Korean Nuke, Calls for Nuclear Sovereignty Could Spread (message to US)
Presidential Office: “Won’t discuss it at the upcoming summit. Could cause misunderstanding if we link it to N. Korean nuclear test.”
On June 12, ruling party’s policy committee publicly called for both S. Korean and U.S. governments to allow the ‘Restoration of Peaceful Nuclear Sovereignty,’ on the eve of S. Korea-U.S. summit, which is viewed as a prelude to things to come. Instead of pushing S. Korean government to ‘raise this issue right now at the upcoming summit, it would serve as a message to U.S. that if America continue to avoid getting tough on N. Korea, push for peaceful nuclear sovereignty would continue.
The ruling party revealed that they need to push ‘peaceful nuclear sovereignty ‘ as a counterweight, just in case U.S. accepts N. Korea as a nuclear state. As a matter of fact, some in U.S. suggest that ‘N. Korea is already a nuclear state’ while evaluating N. Korea’s nuclear capability. In this context, push for completed nuclear cycle(note: right to reprocess spent nuclear material) advocated by the ruling party is reminding U.S. that ‘S. Korea cannot afford to do nothing’ if U.S. acquiesces N. Korea’s nuclear weapons.
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What Me Worry?
So far we have no proof at all that NK has done anything
but pack old coal mines with HE (20-30,000lbs.),,,
The “air tests” that we have taken don’t find anything,,,
Sounds like another money grab to me...(JMHO)...
WOW,,,3 posts,,,all SPAM!!!(hold your ears)...
nUKE nK FIRST
Maybe for the 4th yeah mega fireworks, shared with our bretheren of the religion of peace and the commies of nK.
Obama is unable to do anything - he will ignore NK and just hope the situation goes away.
Hussein will sleep on this like Bush did, until they deliver one or 5 on the west coast out of spite.. Or more likely sell em and they’re delivered in other ways.
Either way, the nuclear game isn’t a joke. I’m just surprised NK is announcing it so loudly.
Saturday it will start enriching uranium and weaponize all new plutonium,The Obama’s go to dinner cnn is there.
TEXT: North Korea’s reply to U.N. sanctions for nuclear test
Following is a full text of the English-language report on North Korea’s KCNA news agency on Saturday where it said it would boost its atomic arsenal in response to U.N. punishment for its nuclear test:
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea issued the following statement Saturday in connection with the fact that at the instigation of the U.S., the United Nations Security Council has finally adopted a ‘resolution on sanctions’ against the DPRK over its second nuclear test:
“On June 12, the United Nations Security Council, at the instigation of the U.S., has finally adopted a ‘resolution on sanctions’ against the DPRK over its second nuclear test.
“This is yet another vile product of the U.S.-led offensive of international pressure aimed at undermining the DPRK’s ideology and its system chosen by its people by disarming the DPRK and suffocating its economy.
“The U.S. and Japan, not content with this ‘resolution’, are hatching dirty plots to add their own ‘sanctions’ to the existing ones against the DPRK by framing up the fictional issues of ‘counterfeit money’ and ‘drug trafficking’.
“Upon authorization, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK strongly condemns and rejects the UNSC ‘resolution 1874’ and declares that it will take the following countermeasures at this early phase of all-out confrontation with the U.S. in order to defend the national dignity and the country’s sovereignty.
“First: The whole amount of the newly extracted plutonium will be weaponised. More than one third of the spent fuel rods has been reprocessed to date.
“Second: The process of uranium enrichment will be commenced. Pursuant to the decision to build its own light-water reactor, enough success has been made in developing uranium enrichment technology to provide nuclear fuel to allow the experimental procedure.
“Third: An attempted blockade of any kind by the U.S. and its followers will be regarded as an act of war and met with a decisive military response. No mater how hard the U.S.-led hostile forces may try all sorts of isolation and blockade, the DPRK, a proud nuclear power, will not flinch from them. It is the Songun idea-based mode of counter-action for the DPRK to decisively counter ‘sanctions’ with retaliation and “confrontation” with all-out confrontation.”
I meant to take out the intro from the article about this being the “full text”. What I posted has been excerpted. The full text is available at the Reuters link.
Bill Clinton’s legacy:
1. A nuclear North Korea
2. ChiComs who can put an ICBM on the west coast of America
3. Dress stains
4. Degradation of the Oval Office such that Obammie the Commie feels comfortable putting his stinking feet up on the desk
5. An emboldened Islamofascist enemy of the US
6. A two-mile crater in souther Manhattan
Well, I think Obammie the Commie is on the way to topping Bill “Loral” Clinton
One never hears anything about Kim’s annointed successor, (his son) and any women. Might he be GAY? If so, what an EMBARRASSMENT to the regime that will be.
BAD NEWS: The Chi-coms can NOW launch SLBM’s at us from the Gulf of Mexico too, I am afraid.
except that this time no one is offering N.K. any money . . . yet
This might require a firm telegram from Il Douche.
But, But BUT...we were PROMISED that NOW would be the time of Obama when the hate for the past evils if the USA would be RESET and all of the world and the “alleged” enemies would change their “behavior” towards us stopping any and ALL acts of confrontation?
Obama even told us that we could and WOULD unilaterally eliminate ALL of our OUTDATED Nuclear weapons because they were totally unnecessary and part of that OLD, way (you know, the evil Republican kind) of THINKING?
YOU MEAN THE WORLD HASN’T REALLY CHANGED???!!!
/TOTAL AND COMPLETE SARCASM
So...does also mean that now the Planet isn’t going heal itself?
Both Bush (did)and this current sap in office are going to keep appeasing and appeasing and apppeasing and backing down until something really blowed up good. Why dont these people learn from HISTORY?
China warned about the dangers involved in inspecting North Korean cargo under United Nations Security Council sanctions approved yesterday, saying countries intercepting vessels should avoid armed action. Under no circumstance should there be the use of force or the threat of use of force in implementing the sanctions in Resolution 1874.
Each ship in the area will be equipped with a "stern letter" from the Security Council requesting that they cease and desist. LOL
North Korea is setting UN precedent for Iran by proxy.
I watched Dr. Susan Rice on this issue the other day and she seems inept at best. (Not to mention that she seems like a very angry woman).
The US owes trillions of dollars to other nations, and is current trying to hustle trillions of dollars MORE out of "investor nations" at this time.
The US has relinquished its sovereignty and ability to use its military power to the Lenders, primarily, China and Russia (and Saudi Arabia to some extent).
Think about it:
Do you really think China and Russia are going to lend more money to the US so we can put troops on their borders?
We've got to end this MAD borrowing of money from other countries NOW.
I don't think we can wait until November 2010 ... our nation's sovereignty will all be spent on Bailouts and Recovery Acts. And it's happening -- RIGHT NOW.
Actually, if Truman had of let MacArthur do his job the way he saw fit, we wouldn’t be in this mess.
Fighting wars half-assed is folly, but American presidents have yet to learn this valuable lesson (Johnson/Nixon, Bush I, Bush II and now Obama)
Not a problem. Steiner will bring it under control.
How many nukes do they have that are ready to go...one? Preemptive action is the only obvious way to destroy NK threat capability. Sooner or later this will have to be done.
Little Kimmie needs to get whacked. Barry will just call him bad names and metaphorically buy him lunch..
All the bad actors sense weakness in Washington.
NK has made the first move, but I expect Iran to follow now that their “election” is over.
Cut off all the foreign assistance (food, cash, etc.) to North Korea and publicly declare that if NK attacks any of our allies in the region, our defense of U.S. interests there through military retaliation will be swift and severe.
I never understood the reason we took N Korea off the terrorist/ axis of evil list.