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Perry: "N. Korea Able to Produce One Nuclear Bomb a Year" Updated: 2010-12-29 00:00:00 KST

A former top US defense official believes that North Korea has the ability to produce one nuclear bomb a year with its highly enriched uranium.
Former Defense Secretary William Perry told the Japanese daily, Nihon Keizai Shimbun on Wednesday that the purpose of the secretive state's unranium enrichment program unveiled US scientistst last month could be to produce fuel to generate power.
He, however analyzed that it is hard to dismiss the possibility of the existance of other nuclear-related facilities other than the North's flagship Yongbyon nuclear plant.
As for measures he believes should be taken by the US against North Korea Perry stressed that Washington needs to send a strong message against the regime's nuclear ambition through economic sanctions and joint military drills.
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