High level of activity at North Korean nuclear complex

SATELLITE imagery has indicated a high level of activity at North Korea’s main nuclear complex after leader Kim Jong-un ordered the production of weapons-grade nuclear material be ramped up, a US think tank said.

Washington-based 38 North said yesterday that images from March 3 and 17 suggested that an experimental light water reactor (ELWR) at the country’s Yongbyon site was “nearing completion”.