North Korea on Tuesday said it has completed reprocessing spent nuclear fuel rods to extract weapons-grade plutonium.
The North's official Korean Central News Agency said the country has finished reprocessing 8,000 spent fuel rods that could give the communist nation enough plutonium to make at least one atomic bomb.
The announcement comes amid North Korean attempts to pressure the United States into accepting its demand for direct talks.
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