North Korea analyst: 'One of the most dangerous moments since 1953'Submitted by Bob-45 on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 19:26
By Jung-yoon Choi
April 2, 2013, 9:38 a.m.
SEOUL -- Thumbing its nose again at the international community, North Korea announced Tuesday that it would restart a nuclear reactor that was closed in 2007 under a six-nation disarmament agreement.
Although Pyongyang claimed in the past that the reactor's purpose was to generate electricity, this time the regime declared outright it would also be "bolstering up the nuclear armed force both in quantity and in quality."
"I have to say this is one of the most dangerous moments since 1953," said Shi Yinhong, a professor of international relations at Beijing’s Renmin University, referring to the end of the Korean War.