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04/26/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

North Korea Threatens To Restart Nuclear Plant If Punished For Missile Launch

North Korea has warned that if the international community punishes it for next month's planned missile launch, it will restart a nuclear plant that makes weapons-grade plutonium.

This week, the secretive state put a long-range missile in place for a launch that the US has warned would violate UN sanctions. The planned launch, seen by many as a disguised military exercise, is the first big test for Barack Obama in dealing with the rogue state.

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