05/14/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

North Korea Says It Will Restart Nuclear-Arms Plant

North Korea said Tuesday it saw talks on ending its nuclear weapons program as "useless" and it planned to restart a plant that makes arms-grade plutonium, state media quoted its Foreign Ministry as saying.

The comments came in response to the U.N. Security Council unanimously condemning North Korea's long-range rocket launch nearly two weeks ago as contravening a U.N. ban, and demanding enforcement of existing sanctions against Pyongyang.

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