Kim Jon II Seeking to Expand Nuclear Proliferation

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North Korea -- Kim Jon II Maybe Seeking to Expand Nuclear Proliferation. After the passing of Kim Jon II in December of 2011 and sanctions placed against North Korea, there is mounting evidence his son, Kim Jong-un is continuing where his father left off with North Korea’s nuclear proliferation. Kim Jon-un and his regime have possibly not only reopened nuclear facilities, but are currently expanding nuclear and missile sites. There is also evidence he and his regime are doing nuclear and long range missile testing. North Korea and its nuclear and long range missile testing has been shrouded in mystery for years. There is a lot of speculation as to the purpose of Kim Jong-un seeking nuclear proliferation. Kim Jong-un has been constantly…show more content…
If this reactor in fact open, this increases the amount or uranium they can produce for nuclear weapons. There is no indication of how much uranium they can produce with this facility being fully operational. • In December 2013, U.S. inspected the Yongbyon facility. Upon inspection the facility contained approximately 1,000 operational centrifuges which are one of the most single important elements when enriching uranium (NTI, 2013). After the inspectors left, satellite images of the facility were taken and compared to images taken two years prior. The images revealed the Yongbyon facility has roughly stayed the same size but “the uranium-enrichment portion site appears to have doubled in size” (NTI, 2013). The expansion of the uranium enrichments portion of the facility combined with approximately 1,000 operation centrifuge is a big indication the facility is in fact working. But what the reports and eye witness accounts do not say is if the facility is any indication of any workers working within the facility. Nuclear and Missile testing News outlets and other sources from North Korea and all over the world, have reported over the past years there is evidence of up to three possible nuclear tests. Not much is known about these tests and their outcomes. • A South Korean newspaper reported, there are signs of preparations for a possible nuclear test at the Punggye-ri facility in North Korea. This came from a

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