Japan’s Minister of State for the Abduction Issue Keiji Furuya speaks to VOA Korean Service during an interview at the Japan Information and Culture Center in Washington, DC May 2, 2013.
China, North Korea’s sole ally, will be implementing the recently adopted U.N. sanction on the North in a “robust fashion” because of its concern over the North Korean nuclear threat, a senior U.S. official said Friday.
A representative of South Korean companies operating in the Kaesong Industrial Complex, who were denied access to the site, for a second day, called on the North to lift a ban on South Korean workers’ entry to the complex.
North Korea could revive the Yongbyon nuclear reactor in 4 to 6 months and get enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon in less than 2 years, according to Olli Heinonen, former Deputy Director-General for Safeguards at IAEA.
North Korea’s threats of nuclear attacks on the United States are mere “blusters,” a former senior White House official said Wednesday.
South Korea should review its current policy on North Korea to cope with the North Korean nuclear threat, a senior South Korean official said.
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