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April 2nd, 2013
07:12 AM ET

U.S. moves warships to Korea peninsula as North Korea plans to restart closed reactor – Barbara Starr reports


(CNN) - After weeks of hurling threats at the United States and its allies, North Korea announced plans on Tuesday to restart a reactor at its main nuclear complex that it had agreed to shut down more than five years ago.

The declaration demonstrates Kim Jong Un's commitment to the country's nuclear weapons program that the international community has persistently but unsuccessfully tried to get it to abandon.

On "Early Start" this morning, CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the U.S. response to increasingly hostile rhetoric from North Korea.

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