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N. Korea Accused of 'Nuclear Brinkmanship'

The International Atomic Energy Agency says North Korea has moved nuclear fuel rods into a building housing a reactor sealed eight years ago by agreement with the United States. The plant could make weapons-grade plutonium. The White House is weighing its options. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.

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Michele Kelemen has been with NPR for two decades, starting as NPR's Moscow bureau chief and now covering the State Department and Washington's diplomatic corps. Her reports can be heard on all NPR News programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.