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U.S. fears spread of North Korea nukes

The Bush administration acknowledged Tuesday that North Korea could spread nuclear bomb ingredients to terrorist groups or rogue nations, but said the United States was not yet ready to hold direct talks to head that off. ”Our major fear is that North Korea would pass on fissile material,” Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage told Congress on Tuesday, referring to North Korea’s supply of weapons-grade plutonium. North Korea ended a 1994 freeze on its plutonium program last fall after a dispute erupted with the United States over a separate, secret effort to enrich uranium for bombs. After North Korea admitted to the uranium program, the Bush administration cut off fuel aid to the communist country. Full Story

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