A United Nations panel of experts has reportedly urged the UN Security Council to immediately put a halt to North Korea's uranium enrichment program, or UEP, saying that the program could easily be used for military purposes.
South Korea's Yonhap News Agency said Sunday, that the report reveals satellite pictures of the North's Yongbyon Nuclear Complex as well as its Fuel Fabrication Complex and Uranium Enrichment Workshop.
The report says that the uranium enrichment centrifuges witnessed by US nuclear weapons expert Siegfried Hecker last year can not be the only ones of their type in the North.
And for that reason the report urges the council to make efforts to put an immediate stop to Pyeongyang's UEP and light-water reactor construction even if the regime insists that they were only built for experimental purposes.
The report goes on to say that all aspects of the North's nuclear program should be closely monitored by the International Atomic Energy Agency adding that a nuclear accident at the Yongbyon complex could have very grave consequencesso safety measures should also be discussed.
However, the report has not been officially adopted by the Security Council as the North's main ally China refused to sign it.
Laah Hyun-kyung, Arirang News.