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North Korea ‘resuming work’ on nuclear reactor

Satellite imagery has revealed that North Korea has resumed work on a light water reactor that analysts believe indicates Pyongyang’s intention to push ahead with efforts to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons. The Yongbyon nuclear facility in Yongbyon, North Korea in November 2010 (left) and in April 2012 Photo: GeoEye/AP tag –> Julian Ryall in Tokyo 10:11AM BST 17 May 2012 Comments North Korea recently declared that “the day is near at hand” when the light-water reactor, at its Yongbyon nuclear complex, will become operational. Analysts at the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies said pictures from commercial satellites taken on April 12 and…