30 Mar '16, 3pm

North Korean nuclear programme advances

North Korean nuclear programme advances

North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, based on the simultaneous development of a weaponisable nuclear device and ballistic missile delivery systems, appears to have advanced incrementally in early 2016. Following Pyongyang's claimed - although widely disputed - test of a 'H-bomb' (thermonuclear) device at its Punggye-ri complex on 6 January, and the launch of two short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan on 10 March, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on 14 March declared that his country would imminently conduct a "nuclear warhead explosion" test and a test launch of a nuclear-capable ballistic missile. On 18 March, North Korea conducted two further ballistic missile tests. The South Korean military stated that the first projectile was launched from a site in the west of the country and travelled 800 km before coming down in the Sea of Japan off the east coast of the pen...

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