We aren't developing biological weapons - North Korea

We aren't developing biological weapons - North Korea

If the threat of a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile strike wasn't enough to make people pay attention to North Korea, credible reports state the rogue nation is now conducting tests to arm those missiles with anthrax.

Last month, the United States returned North Korea to the list of state sponsors of terrorism. Reports by South Korea previously stated the North was capable of producing biological agents such as anthrax and smallpox that could be used as a part of biological warfare.

In his National Security Strategy released this week, U.S. President Donald Trump stressed that North Korea is pursuing "nuclear, chemical and biological weapons that could threaten our homeland".

The North Korean ICBM test that attracted the most attention in November was dubbed Hwasong 15 ("Mars"), and the missile flew as high as 2,800 miles and traveled for 50 minutes, according to ABC News.

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The report, based off of a source in South Korea, said that it did not have confirmation about whether the tests had been successful.

In response, North Korea said it would "take revenge" on the USA for saying it is developing biological weapons. "But I think we ignore their chemical and biological programs truly at our own peril".

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also announced a new worldwide group Tuesday to increase the pressure on North Korea for a diplomatic solution to the global crisis over the regime's growing nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

The Kim Jong Un regime is looking into whether it can prevent the biological weapon from dying out in the extreme heats that an intercontinental ballistic missile endures when it goes through the Earth's atmosphere, the Asahi newspaper reported Wednesday.

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