North Korea now testing anthrax on ICBMs

North Korea now testing anthrax on ICBMs

North Korea now testing anthrax on ICBMs

A recent ICBM test by North Korea, allegedly of a missile that could strike the USA with a nuke, did not survive re-entry into the atmosphere.

North Korea has begun tests to load anthrax onto intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), Japan's Asahi newspaper reported Tuesday, citing an unidentified person connected to South Korea's intelligence services.

The testing comes as North Korea is under increasingly strict worldwide sanctions for its missile and nuclear weapons testing.

The report cited by Bloomberg News says the North is testing the biological agent to see if it can survive the enormous temperatures the missiles generate.

North Korea on Wednesday refuted the reports by some U.S. media that Pyongyang is pushing forward her "biological weapons development programme" amid its development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) capacities.

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Last month, the United States returned North Korea to the list of state sponsors of terrorism.

"In part, there is unconfirmed information that it has already succeeded in such experiments". A report by Harvard Kennedy School's Belfar Center for Science and International Affairs stated the dictatorship may have "anthrax and smallpox" pathogens that could be turned into weapons.

This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 22, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting the test-fire of a ground-to-ground medium-to-long range strategic ballistic missile Pukguksong-2.

Although North Korea is party to both the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention and the Geneva Protocol, it is suspected of maintaining an ongoing biological weapons program. A USA official told Fox News the Hwasong-15 ICBM did not survive re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere.

North Korea claimed it had completed its nuclear force after it fired a new Hwasong-15 ICBM in late November.

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