April 14, 2024

Efforts to stop North Korea from acquiring nukes a ‘collective failure’: IAEA

Chief of atomic energy agency says DPRK amassing sizable arsenal and that nuclear test could happen ‘any day’

International efforts to stop North Korea from acquiring nuclear weapons have been “one big collective failure,” the chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said this week, warning that Pyongyang is now assembling a “considerable nuclear arsenal.”

During a lecture at Australia National University, IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi also noted expectations that the DPRK could conduct another nuclear test “any day,” after the country began restoring tunnels at its nuclear test site earlier this year.

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