January 19 2011
An unnamed senior North Korean defector says Pyongyang began developing its uranium-enrichment program in the late 1990s, Agence France-Presse reports.
Centrifuges are made at the city of Heechon, 35 miles northeast of the main North Korean nuclear complex at Yongbyon, the defector told South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper.
Numerous precision machinery plants and electrical component factories are located in Heechon.
Motors for the centrifuges were imported from Japan,...
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