UN panel finally concludes North Korea has ‘miniaturized’ a nuclear device to fit to ballistic missiles

UN panel finally concludes North Korea has ‘miniaturized’ a nuclear device to fit to ballistic missiles
Official footage of Hwasong-14 launch on 28 Jul 2017. (Image: Screen grab of Korean Central TV video via Martyn Williams, YouTube)

[Ed. – North Korea has been working on this for years; of the six nuclear warhead tests to date, only one took place since Trump took office (September 2017).  Four were during the Obama administration; the first was in 2006.  This new report, like all such reports from the UN, presents conclusions about activity that is literally years old.  Don’t be fooled by the carefully opaque MSM reporting on this: it’s not about Trump’s policy, which may certainly be criticized, but not because it is responsible for the subject of this lagging acknowledgement by the UN.]

North Korea is pressing on with its nuclear weapons program and several countries believe it has “probably developed miniaturized nuclear devices to fit into the warheads of its ballistic missiles,” according to a confidential U.N. report.

The report by an independent panel of experts monitoring U.N. sanctions said the countries, which it did not identify, believed North Korea’s past six nuclear tests had likely helped it develop miniaturized nuclear devices. Pyongyang has not conducted a nuclear test since September 2017.

The interim report, seen by Reuters, was submitted to the 15-member U.N. Security Council North Korea sanctions committee on Monday.

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