In the DPRK, work on nuclear weapons continues, independent experts said in a report to the UN Security Council’s Committee for Monitoring Sanctions on the DPRK, Reuters reported.
In particular, analysts believe that the DPRK is creating nuclear devices for its ballistic missiles. North Korea “continues its nuclear program, including the production of highly enriched uranium and the construction of an experimental light water reactor.”
Judging by the latest tests by the DPRK, six nuclear experiments conducted in the country suggest that the Koreans have developed nuclear devices for warheads, experts say.
An earlier analysis of images taken by Planet Labs revealed an active object in the village of Wollo-Ri near Pyongyang, North Korea, which is used to create nuclear warheads.
It was also reported that on March 30, North Korea tested a super-heavy multi-charge launcher. On March 29, North Korea launched two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast. On March 21, South Korea announced the launch of a North Korean missile in the direction of the Sea of Japan.
However, according to a UN Security Council resolution, North Korea is prohibited from testing ballistic missiles. The country has already faced harsh sanctions for its missile and nuclear test programs.