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Nuke-Happy North Korea

North Korea turned to the nuclear option today in its standoff with the rest of the world over its recent missile test. According to a spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry, "the reprocessing of spent fuel rods from the pilot atomic power plant began," meaning that the military can harvest material for use in atomic bombs. North Korea carried out a nuclear test in 2006 and is thought to have weaponized enough plutonium to make several bombs already. The latest announcement came just hours after the UN Security Council agreed to impose new sanctions on North Korea as punishment for its April 5 missile test.