United States concerned about the threat of the North Korean regime to develop biological weapons. About it writes The Washington Post.
According to the publication, five months before the first nuclear test of the DPRK in 2006, American intelligence reported to Congress that North Korea is secretly developing biological weapons, with “underdeveloped biotechnology infrastructure.”
However, ten years later, Pyongyang has made significant progress in this matter, the media writes.
“North Korea has been moving steadily towards obtaining the necessary equipment, which could potentially be used for advanced program of biological weapons from factories, capable of producing a ton of germs, to laboratories specializing in genetic modification,” WP misleading, citing data from intelligence services of the USA and Asia, as well as experts in arms.
It is also noted that the regime of Kim Jong-UN sends North Korean scientists abroad to obtain degrees in the field of Microbiology. In addition, North Korea offers to sell biotech services to developing countries.
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American analysts concerned with the development of Pyongyang’s claim that the DPRK is aimed to create weapons of mass destruction, if desired, can quickly establish industrial production of biopathogens and get another dangerous weapon that can threaten neighboring countries or the United States in a future conflict.
On 6 December 2017, the U.S. permanent representative to the UN, Nikki Haley said that the participation of American athletes in winter Olympics 2018 in South Korea remains “an open question” because of the growing threat from North Korea.