North Korea begins tests to load Anthrax onto ICBMs, report says

North Korea begins tests to load Anthrax onto ICBMs, report says

The report, which noted that the U.S.is aware that North Korea has been seeking "nuclear, chemical and biological weapons", said that Kim Jong-un's regime wants to know if anthrax can survive the heat of an inter-continental missile trip.

The Hermit Kingdom is beginning experiments to test out if anthrax can endure enormous heat and pressure it will have to endure when loaded into an ICBM and launched toward the earth's atmosphere, Japan's Asahi newspaper reported, citing an unidentified person connected to South Korea's intelligence services.

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.

"The DPRK, as a state party to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC), maintains its consistent stand to oppose development, manufacture, stockpiling and possession of biological weapons", North Korea's Institute for American Studies, which is affiliated with the foreign ministry, was quoted as saying by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).

According to the Asahi, Washington had allegedly known that North Korea was culturing anthrax for a while. In 2012, the South Korean Ministry of National Defense estimated North Korea possessed between 2,500 and 5,000 metric tons of chemical weapons.

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North Korea is reportedly testing using anthrax on its missiles.

The Trump administration vowed Tuesday that North Korea would be held accountable for a May cyberattack that affected 150 countries, but it didn't say how, highlighting the difficulty of punishing a pariah nation already sanctioned to the hilt for its nuclear weapons program.

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

The threat of an impending war with North Korea intensified after the country's state television reported last month it launched a new intercontinental ballistic missile, Hwasong 15, which is a nuclear-capable weapon that could reach the entire continental U.S.

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