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North Korea “Can Produce More than 100 Nuclear Weapons”-Chosun Ilbo: Daily News from South Korea

The Council on Foreign Relations on Tuesday claimed that North Korea had enough material to build more than 100 nuclear weapons.

“The North Korean government has the know-how to make nuclear bombs from weapon-grade uranium or plutonium,” the CFR said in a report. “North Korea may have more than 100 nuclear weapons materials … it has successfully tested a missile that could attack the United States with a nuclear warhead.”

Estimates are based on previous analysis by the Defense Intelligence Agency that North Korea has secured enough material to produce another 12 more nuclear weapons each year.

In 2017, U.S. intelligence officials speculated that North Korea had enough material to accommodate 60 nuclear bombs and that the administration would have secured the same amount of nuclear weapons over the past five years. ..

This photo from the Rodong Sinmun the next day shows a new weapon during a military parade in Pyongyang on April 25.

However, the estimates are very different. Last year, Rand Corporation predicted that North Korea would have 200 nuclear weapons by 2027.

“Some experts warn that it is only a matter of time before North Korea completes its nuclear force,” the CFR wrote. “We must learn that North Korea has the ability to target the United States with nuclear weapons,” said Jeffrey Lewis of the Middlebury Strategic Institute.

North Korea added, “It has the fourth largest army in the world, has more than 1.2 million people, and is believed to possess chemical and biological weapons.” “It is reported that this system has” the ability to produce nerves, blisters, blood and choking agents. ” “

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