U.S. concerned over North Korea possibly obtaining biological weapons

Source : 112 Ukraine

Pyongyang might start working on biological weapons anytime, - The Washington Post
08:02, 11 December 2017

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U.S. National Intelligence warns that the North Korea might start working on biological weaponry in the near time. The Washington Post wrote that with reference to experts and sources in the intelligence. 

'Five months before North Korea’s first nuclear test in 2006, U.S. intelligence officials sent a report to Congress warning that secret work also was underway on a biological weapon. The communist regime, which had long ago acquired the pathogens that cause smallpox and anthrax, had assembled teams of scientists but seemed to be lacking in certain technical skills, the report said. 'Pyongyang’s resources presently include a rudimentary biotechnology infrastructure,' the report by the director of national intelligence explained, the outlet wrote.

'The gains have alarmed U.S. analysts, who say North Korea — which has doggedly pursued weapons of mass destruction of every other variety — could quickly surge into industrial-scale production of biological pathogens if it chooses to do so. Such a move could give the regime yet another fearsome weapon with which to threaten neighbors or U.S. troops in a future conflict,' The Washington Post stressed.

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