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North Korean Nuclear Crisis

North Korea possesses gas graphite reactors using uranium, continues with its nuclear programme clandestinely developing missiles and other weapons and now has a huge stock of chemical and biological weapons not subject to international inspection. There would appear to be no peaceful way of stopping it from continuing to amass a nuclear stockpile. Possible UN sanctions, hostile US and an ambiguous China, together with the deepening economic crisis may be the only pressures to move it in the direction of returning to the NPT and accepting IAEA norms.

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