North Korea Claims Miniaturizing Nuclear Missile Warheads And Long Range Rockets

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  • 07:58 AM, May 21, 2015
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North Korea claims to have succeeded in miniaturizing its nuclear weapons on high-precision long range rockets, various media reported today.

"It has been a long time since we began miniaturising and diversifying our means of nuclear strike," the National Defence Commission (NDC) said in a statement to the official Korean Central News Agency.

"We have also reached the stage where the highest accuracy rate is guaranteed, not only for short and medium-range missiles but long-range missiles as well," the NDC said.

It denounced "reckless" remarks made in Seoul this week by US Secretary of State John Kerry. It also cancelled an invitation to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to visit a joint industrial zone on its side of the border with South Korea.

On May 8th North Korea had announced that it successfully test-fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM). The NDC criticized the US and its allies for condemning the ballistic missile launch.

Washington and its allies said the test was a violation of a United Nations ban on the North Korea's use of ballistic missile technology, whereas a top US military official said on Tuesday that purported photos of the ballistic missile launch is being manipulated by state propagandists. Still, the North may be lagging behind from developing the technology, he added.

The National Defence Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (NDC) is the highest managing and guiding organ for military. The Chairman of the National Defence Commission, who controls the armed forces, is the powerful position in the country. The position is currently held by Kim Jong-il up until his death.

 

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