US Envoy Calls North Korean Nuclear Facility 'Provocative, But Not A Crisis'03:42
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U.S. nuclear envoy Stephen Bosworth, right, flew to Japan after visiting South Korea for talks on North Korea's claim of a new uranium enrichment facility. (AP)
U.S. nuclear envoy Stephen Bosworth, right, flew to Japan after visiting South Korea for talks on North Korea's claim of a new uranium enrichment facility. (AP)

U.S. Special Envoy Stephen Bosworth met with officials in South Korea today, after American scientist Siegfried Hecker revealed over the weekend that he had seen a new, sophisticated and industrial-scale uranium enrichment facility in North Korea. South Korean officials expressed alarm at the report.  Bosworth says that the situation is not a crisis, but that the announcement is disappointing.

Dr. Jim Walsh joins us to explain what may be motivating North Korea to push the nuclear envelope. He is a research associate at M.I.T.'s Security Studies Program and he meets regularly with North Korean leaders.

This segment aired on November 22, 2010.

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