US-NK nuke

By Lee Chi-dong

WASHINGTON, April 2 (Yonhap) -- The White House said Tuesday that North Korea's stated move to reactivate its dormant nuclear facilities is not surprising, given its repeated breaches of international deals.

"The fact is that North Korea's announcement that it will reopen or restart its nuclear facilities at Yongbyon is another indication of its pattern of contradicting its own commitments and its pattern of violating its international obligations," press secretary Jay Carney told reporters.

Hours earlier, Pyongyang said it would "readjust and restart" a Yongbyon reactor mothballed under a six-party deal in 2007.

Carney said the Barack Obama administration won't be swayed by North Korea's behavior and will take precautionary measures, maintain close consultations with allies, and send consistent messages to Pyongyang.

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