March 01, 2024

North Korea genetically engineering biological weapons for military use: US

State Department report warns DPRK is improving ability to weaponize viruses and continues to produce fissile material

North Korea continues to maintain a national program for biological weapons that has likely developed bacteria, viruses and toxins for military campaigns, the U.S. State Department assesses in a new report published Tuesday.

The annual Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreements and Commitments report also states that Pyongyang continues to produce weapons-grade fissile material such as plutonium and likely uranium.

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