Experts from the United States recorded activity at the Yongbyon nuclear facility and suspected North Korea of reprocessing plutonium or preparing for this process. This is stated in a report published on the website of the Washington Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Satellite data showed that in recent weeks, at least one of the premises of the object is regularly heated вЂ” this gave rise to steam or smoke rising above it. This indicates activity and may mean that the DPRK has already started a new plutonium reprocessing campaign or preparations for it. It is also known that the power plant associated with this object has recently been active.
In the United States, Pyongyang's alleged actions are considered as part of a well-thought-out strategy to escalate the confrontation with Seoul and Washington.
On March 25, North Korea launched two ballistic missiles. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga called the incident a violation of the UN Security Council resolution and a threat to the peace and security of the region.