US keeping ‘close eye’ on North Korean chemical and biological weapons | NK News
July 20, 2024

US keeping ‘close eye’ on North Korean chemical and biological weapons

Defense department comments come as Washington prepares to release major posture review on countering such weapons

The U.S. is closely monitoring North Korea and others to counter the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons, the Department of Defense (DoD) said Tuesday, ahead of the release of Washington’s inaugural Biodefense Posture Review.

“It's something that we're going to keep a close eye on. We're going to continue to consult closely with our allies in the region in terms of counter proliferation when it comes to things like chemical biological weapons,” spokesperson Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said during a press briefing.

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