U.S. officials have been aware of North Korea's efforts to go nuclear for years, but the latest report of a new highly sophisticated uranium enrichment plant is a "provocative act of defiance," a senior administration official told Fox News late Saturday.
The "stunning" show of sophistication by the North Koreans -- as witnessed by U.S. scientist Siegfried Hecker, a former director of the U.S. Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory who gets regularly glimpses of the North's secretive nuclear program -- has set off alarm bells in Washington.
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More News On North Korea's Nuclear Program
Scientist: NKorea built uranium enriching facility -- Yahoo News/AP
N.Korea showed US scientist new nuclear plant -- Yahoo News/AFP
North Koreans Unveil Vast New Plant for Nuclear Use -- New York Times
North Korea's 'Stunning' Secret Nuclear Plant -- SKY News
North Korea in New Nuclear Claims -- Wall Street Journal
U.S. alerts Asian capitals to possible North Korean uranium enrichment program -- Washington Post
U.S. envoy in Asia amid new North Korea nuclear concern -- Reuters
U.S. Envoy Bosworth Visits Asia Amid Signs North Korea Chases Nuclear Goal -- Bloomberg
Mullen: NKorea report shows belligerent behavior -- AP
North Korea centrifuges confirm U.S. concerns: U.S. military -- Reuters
Factbox: North Korea's nuclear program -- Reuters