North Korea is expanding a uranium-enrichment plant inside a key nuclear research facility, which could advance the country’s ability to produce weapons-grade material, satellite images have shown. The emergence of a new construction site at the Yongbyon nuclear research centre, about 60 miles north of Pyongyang, comes after North Korea carried out tests of long-range cruise and ballistic missiles. Two ballistic missiles launched from a railway-borne system were tested on Wednesday, days after a cruise missile that experts said could have a nuclear capability was test-fired. The cruise missile was reported to have a range capable of reaching Japan.
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