North Korea has made ‘substantial progress’ towards being able to mount nuclear warheads on tactical nuclear weapons, South Korea’s defence minister has revealed.
Speaking to South Korea’s National Assembly Lee-Jong Sup said that the North fired four cruise missiles in its latest tests yesterday.
He admitted that Kim Jong Un‘s regime has made significant progress towards being able to mount nuclear warheads on such weapons, amid mounting anxiety in the region.
But, the minister expressed doubt that Pyongyang could minituarise its nuclear warhead stocks sufficiently to do so currently, The Times reports.
The UN has said this week that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is ‘actively pursuing its nuclear weapons programme’.
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