Saturday, June 13, 2009

North Korea says it will 'weaponize' its plutonium

This is not going away folks, until their weapons are destroyed. I could not stand the way former President Bush dealt with this situation. We are wimps when it comes to this issue and it is because of China.

From MyWay:

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea vowed Saturday to step up its atomic bomb-making program and threatened war if its ships are stopped as part of new U.N. sanctions aimed at punishing the nation for its latest nuclear test.

North Korea's Foreign Ministry also acknowledged for the first time that the country has a uranium enrichment program, and insisted it will never abandon its nuclear ambitions. Uranium and plutonium can be used to make atomic bombs.

The threats, in a statement issued through the official Korean Central News Agency, came a day after the Security Council approved new sanctions aimed at depriving the North of the financing used to build its rogue nuclear program.

The resolution also authorized searches of North Korean ships suspected of transporting illicit ballistic missile and nuclear materials.

So finally the UN does something. It is amazing to me how many "libs" love this ineffectual entity. And want it to "ruuullee the woorrld". I just want it's headquarters out of my country.

From LaTimes:

Reporting from Washington -- The Obama administration is prepared to halt North Korean ships on the high seas to carry out the newest United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang's arms trade, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. said Friday.

Susan Rice said the United States would intensify its scrutiny of North Korea's trade in banned weapons, and if U.S. commanders suspect a ship is carrying them, "we are prepared to confront that vessel."Rice's comments to reporters at the White House came soon after the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously for new sanctions against North Korea to register its displeasure over Pyongyang's recent nuclear and missile tests.

Rice said the U.S. Navy wouldn't forcibly board such ships, but would direct them to a nearby port for inspection. North Korea has warned that it would regard such interdictions as an act of war.

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