May 22, 2024

N. Korea can miniaturize nuke warhead for missiles: reports

Though Seoul's defense ministry does not agree with the claims

North Korea has mastered the technology to miniaturize nuclear warheads and mount them on a wide range of ballistic missiles, a South Korean military expert and a think tank run by Seoul's National Intelligence Service (NIS) said recently.

Speaking at a seminar entitled “evaluation of North Korean nuclear weapons and weapon of mass destruction (WMD) in 2016” held in Seoul on Tuesday, a South Korean expert said North Korea is able to manufacture a miniaturized nuclear warhead measuring 70cm in diameter using 10-15 kilograms of highly enriched uranium (HEU).

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