According to a United Nations report, North Korea is under pressure with its nuclear weapons program and many countries believe it has “probably developed small nuclear devices to fit into the warheads of its ballistic missiles.”
The report by an independent panel of experts monitoring UN sanctions says countries that have not identified it believe North Korea’s last six nuclear tests have developed mini-nuclear nuclear devices Had helped.
Pyongyang has not conducted a nuclear test since September 2017.
The interim report seen by Reuters was submitted to the 15-member UN Security Council North Korea Sanctions Committee on Monday.
“The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is continuing its nuclear program, which includes the production of highly enriched uranium and the construction of an experimental light water reactor. One member state assessed that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea continues to produce nuclear weapons . ” said.
North Korea is formally known as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). North Korea’s mission to the United Nations in New York did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the UN report.
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un said there would be no more war last week as the country’s nuclear weapons guarantee their security and future despite being out of pressure and military threats.
The UN report said that one country, which did not identify it, assessed that North Korea would “commit to technological improvements such as penetration aid packages or potentially allow for the development of multiple warhead systems. Can develop further. “
North Korea has been subject to UN sanctions since 2006 for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. While the Security Council has consistently strengthened restrictions in the bid to cut funding for those programs.
North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump have met three times since 2018, but failed to make progress on US calls to Pyongyang for demands to end its nuclear weapons and North Korea’s sanctions.
In May 2018, North Korea followed a pledge to blow up the tunnels at its main nuclear test site, Punghye-ri, which was evidenced by Pyongyang’s commitment to end nuclear testing. But they did not let experts witness the site’s disintegration.
The UN report said that as the tunnel’s entrances were destroyed and there were no signs of widespread demolition, one country assessed that North Korea had the necessary infrastructure to support nuclear testing within three months Can rebuild and rebuild.
UN experts said North Korea is in violation of sanctions, including “through illegal maritime export of coal,” though it was temporarily suspended in late January and early March 2020 due to a coronovirus epidemic . “
Last year, UN experts said North Korea generated an estimated two billion dollars using extensive and sophisticated cyberbats to steal from banks and cryptocurrency exchanges.
The latest report states that the panel estimates that virtual asset service providers and virtual assets will continue to be attractive targets for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea to generate revenue.
Reuters news agency