Kim Jong-un‘s rogue nation held a bizarre military parade today to mark the communist state’s 73rd founding anniversary. Kim was visibly thinner as he watched the soldiers parade in their hazmat suits. There were also fireworks, fire engines and tractors. However, no major ballistic missiles could be seen – which is a marked departure from Pyongyang’s military parades.
This comes just days after Stoltenberg attacked North Korea, claiming that it was violating arms control rules.
On Monday at the NATO 17th conference on arms control, weapons of mass destruction Mr Stoltenberg condemned “ignoring or breaking global rules” as well as “spreading hazardous technology”.
He said, “NATO’s goal is to create a world without nuclear weapons.” We are prepared to continue to make the necessary steps in order to facilitate nuclear disarmament negotiation.
“But, any real disarmament has to be fair and verified.”
He also called for stronger Non-Proliferation Treaty to enforce international norms against nukes.
Stoltenberg said: “A world in which NATO allies have given-up their nuclear deterrent and Russia, China, or countries such as North Korea still retain their nuclear weapons is simply not safer.”
The UN nuclear agency reported that North Korea’s nuclear reactor had been restarted. This is widely believed by many to have made plutonium, which can be used in atomic weapons.
This was made possible by satellite images of the Yongbyon Nuclear Science and Weapons Research Centre.
According to the report, “North Korea’s nuclear activities remain a serious cause of concern.”
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The nation continued to work on its nuclear weapons program and quickly resumed nuclear tests. The country’s final nuclear test took place in 2017.
Located 60 miles from Pyongyang is Yongbyon, which is the home of the nation’s first nuclear reactor. It is also the sole source of plutonium known to be used in North Korea’s weapon programme.
Gary Samore is the director of Brandeis University’s Crown Center for Middle East Studies. He stated that “The IAEA Report” appears to show North Korea has begun producing plutonium for their nuclear weapons program.
North Korea has an impressive stockpile, but this indicates that it’s looking to increase its arsenal.
Kim Jong Un, North Korean leader offered relief to a variety of international sanctio at a summit held in Vietnam in 2019.
Publited at Thu, 9 Sep 2021 11:00 – 0000