calendar>>November 3. 2009 Juche 98
DPRK Completes Reprocessing of Spent Fuel Rods
Pyongyang, November 3 (KCNA) -- Six months have passed since the United States brought up the DPRK's launch of a satellite for peaceful purposes for discussion at the UN Security Council in last April, putting into effect sanctions against it.

In this period, the DPRK restarted the reprocessing facilities and successfully completed the reprocessing of 8,000 spent fuel rods by the end of August as part of the measure taken to restore the nuclear facilities in Nyongbyon to their original state which had been disabled under the agreement reached by the six parties.

The DPRK had already clarified that this action taken by the UNSC itself was a wanton infringement upon the sovereignty of the DPRK and a grave insult to the dignity of its people as it legitimately conducted the satellite launch after going through international legal procedures.

The DPRK which regards the security of the country and the sovereignty of the nation as its life and soul was compelled to take measures for bolstering up its deterrent for self-defence to cope with the increasing nuclear threat and military provocations of the hostile forces.

Noticeable successes have been made in turning the extracted plutonium weapon-grade for the purpose of bolstering up the nuclear deterrent in the DPRK.

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