May 27, 2024

N. Korean can miniaturize nuclear warhead relatively quickly: researcher

North might seek to develop boosted nuke, step forward to H-bomb, in next test

SEOUL — North Korea can miniaturize a nuclear warhead small enough to be equipped on its short-to-medium-range ballistic missiles faster than other nuclear powers, a researcher argued at a conference in Seoul on Friday.

The comments were made in a session titled, "North Korean nuclear and missile technology developments: present situation and prospects," which was part of a larger conference assessing inter-Korean relations, North Korea's economy and domestic policies.

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