War games: a timeline of North Korea’s nuclear weapons development

War games: a timeline of North Korea’s nuclear weapons development
 

1986 North Korea starts operation of a five-megawatt nuclear reactor at Yongbyon after seven years of construction with Soviet help.
1993 North Korea says it will quit the nuclear nonproliferation treaty, but later suspends its withdrawal.
1994 North Korea and the US sign an agreement under which Pyongyang shuts down the plutonium-based Yongbyon nuclear reactor in exchange for help building two nuclear reactors for producing electricity.
2002 29 January
The US president, George Bush, labels North Korea, Iran and Iraq an “axis of evil”.
4 October
Washington says North Korea admitted to a... read more

 
9 March 2018 in World News, Views: 153
Source: Guardian
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