Putin Warns Russia Will Face North Korea Again If It Wants To Have Nuclear Power
By Sydney McRobotface
MOSCOW—Saying the geopolitical threat of a nuclear-capable North Korea had the potential to affect the entire world, Russian president Vladimir Putin warned the world’s 1.6 billion nuclear-capable nations Tuesday that they were facing another North Korea if they wanted to have nuclear power. “We are preparing to move forward with new, more efficient nuclear technology if we want to continue generating nuclear power,” said Putin, cautioning the 35 countries with enough nuclear capacity to produce sufficient plutonium to build nuclear weapons, all of which, including China, have already committed to nuclear power, with one country committing to building a nuclear power plant. “Obviously, other nations would have any number of reasons, but we’re confident that this will not be the case if we are to continue having nuclear power in the near future.” At press time, the Kremlin announced it would continue to build new nuclear power plants, with the nuclear-capable countries, China, Russia, Iran, Pakistan, North Korea, and the U.N. all considering the project.