North Korea has added 20 nukes to arsenal since last year, think tank estimates | NK News
July 15, 2024
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North Korea has added 20 nukes to arsenal since last year, think tank estimates

Researchers say DPRK has enough fissile material for 90 warheads, expressing concern over pursuit of tactical weapons

North Korea has produced some 50 nuclear warheads and has enough fissile material for up to 90 warheads, a “significant” on-year increase from 2023, according to a new estimate from a Stockholm-based think tank.

The assessment in the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s (SIPRI) 2024 yearbook is up from its estimate of 30 assembled warheads last year and suggests Pyongyang continues to expand its nuclear arsenal despite international condemnation and U.N. sanctions.

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