Reported restart of N. Korea reactor 'serious': US
TOKYO (AFP) - North Korea's reported restart of a plutonium reactor would be "a misstep" and a "very serious matter", the US point man on the isolated state said on Thursday.
US envoy Glyn Davies also dismissed suggestions that Pyongyang could set any agenda for six-party talks other than scrapping its nuclear programme.
Mr Davies, in Tokyo as part of an Asian tour, was speaking after satellite imagery apparently revealed white steam coming from a building next to the five-megawatt plutonium reactor at Yongbyon.
The pictures, published as part of a report by the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University, was followed hours later by Russia saying it also believed North Korea was conducting work on a nuclear reactor.