North Korean Nuclear Program

Events

North Korea and South Korea agree to stop fighting, declaring an armistice.

07/27/1953

North Korea tests rocket (armscontrol).

06/06/2001

"North Korea admitted... program to enrich uranium” (armscontrol).

10/16/2002

CIA says fuel rods have enough plutonium for several more nukes.

11/27/2002

North Korea reopens Nuclear Facilities

12/12/2002

U.S. Intelligence believes North Korea may... had nukes before Agreed Framework

01/03/2003

North Korea restarts the five-megawatt nuclear reactor.

02/27/2003

North Korea signals that they have a right to have a peaceful missile program.

03/19/2003

Ri Yong Ho says North Korea has a working nuclear device.

11/06/2003

North Korea fires the long range ballistic rocket, Taepodong-2.

07/04/2006

North Korea detonates its first nuclear bomb... 2/13 as powerful... Hiroshima

10/09/2006

Israel destroys Syrian nuclear facility under construction... North Korean help.

09/06/2007

North Korea leaves international talks, talks aimed to stop nuclear activities.

04/05/2009

UN Security Council places financial restrictions... three North Korean firms

04/24/2009

North Korea sank the South Korean warship, Cheonan

05/25/2009

North Korea conducts second nuclear test

05/25/2009

Kim Jong II dies of a heart attack. Kim Jong Un takes over as dictator.

12/17/2011

North Korea launches a satellite into orbit.

12/11/2012

North Korea conducts the third nuclear test. Reported days later.

02/07/2013

North Korea declares the armistice, invalid.

03/11/2013