North Korea reportedly testing anthrax-loaded ICBMs

21 December, 2017, 01:14 | Author: Katrina Soto
  • North Korea reportedly testing anthrax-loaded ICBMs

North Korea began tests to load anthrax onto its intercontinental ballistic missiles, a reports said Tuesday.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the deadly infection-causing bacteria would be one of the biological agents most likely to be used in case of a bioterrorist attack.

A former US government official was also quoted as saying USA troops in South Korea have been vaccinated against smallpox and anthrax since 2004 because "Washington had apparently been aware for some time that North Korea is culturing anthrax".

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.

Quoting an unnamed spokesman from the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the Country of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (CPRC and DPRK, respectively), state-run North Korean source KCNA referred to the USA and South Korean military might as "puppet forces" and warned that the planned December 4. aerial drill is a "war rehearsal [that] is just a grave military provocation".

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The revelation comes as the UK's Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said North Korea is now on the way to developing ballistic missiles which could strike London, branding the country a "massive threat" and a "real danger" to Britain.

Just this week, the White House released a security paper noting that Pyongyang is pursuing chemical and biological weapons that could be delivered by missile.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has trumpeted his country's nuclear program.

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The article notably said President Donald Trump is "running wild", "insane" and "bluffing" when condemning inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests.

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