Monday, October 09, 2006

Rumsfeld sold nukes to North Korea in 2000



The two faces of Rumsfeld

2000: director of a company which wins $200m contract to sell nuclear reactors to North Korea

2002: declares North Korea a terrorist state, part of the axis of evil and a target for regime change

Randeep Ramesh
Friday May 9, 2003
The Guardian

Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, sat on the board of a company which three years ago sold two light water nuclear reactors to North Korea - a country he now regards as part of the "axis of evil" and which has been targeted for regime change by Washington because of its efforts to build nuclear weapons.

2 Comments:

Blogger monkeyfist777 said...

OK, NUKES and nuclear power reactors aren't exactly the same thing. One is a component for generating electricity. The other is a weapon of mass distruction.

Hmm, I might be mistaken but wasn't your boy Clinton still president then?

Tuesday, October 10, 2006 2:49:00 PM  
Blogger Brook said...

US grants N Korea nuclear funds

The US Government has announced that it will release $95m to North Korea as part of an agreement to replace the Stalinist country's own nuclear programme, which the US suspected was being misused.

Under the 1994 Agreed Framework an international consortium is building two proliferation-proof nuclear reactors and providing fuel oil for North Korea while the reactors are being built.

In releasing the funding, President George W Bush waived the Framework's requirement that North Korea allow inspectors to ensure it has not hidden away any weapons-grade plutonium from the original reactors.

President Bush argued that the decision was "vital to the national security interests of the United States".


much more:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1908571.stm

Wednesday, October 11, 2006 11:59:00 AM  

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