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Further nuclear tests, threats, from North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

flag-N-KoreaNorth Korea’s Kim Jong-un orders further nuclear tests, threatens to turn US, South Korea ‘into ashes’ North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered further nuclear tests, state media says, adding to military tensions on the Korean peninsula., ABC News 11 Mar 16 

Key points:

  • North Korea orders more nuclear tests
  • Pyongyang talking up nuclear capabilities as US, South Korea hold joint military exercises
  • The North carried out a nuclear test in January

Pyongyang has issued daily warnings and statements talking up its nuclear strike capabilities since US and South Korean forces began joint military exercises on Monday.

In one statement, it threatened to turn Seoul and Washington into “flames and ashes”.

Just days after he was photographed posing in front of what state media described as a miniaturised nuclear warhead, Mr Kim said the weapon required further testing.

Overseeing a ballistic missile launch, Mr Kim ordered “more nuclear explosion tests to estimate the destructive power of the newly produced nuclear warheads”, the North’s official KCNA news agency said.

Experts are divided as to just how far the North may have gone in shrinking warheads to a size capable of fitting on a ballistic missile ……..

March 12, 2016 - Posted by | North Korea, weapons and war

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