Report: North Korea still expanding nuclear arsenal, could have 30-40 warheads by 2020
North Korea is reportedly expanding its nuclear arsenal, all while participating in nuclear disarmament discussions with the USA.
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Director Dan Smith claims that Kim Jong Un may have around 30 to 40 nuclear warheads in his possession (as everything in North Korea belongs to the dictator).
While North Korea has not officially tested a nuclear weapon or ballistic missile since 2018, Smith believes the ‘Hermit Kingdom’ is continuing its nuclear weapon research.
“The definition of denuclearization is a big thing to be worked out,” he said.
According to Newsweek, experts believe that North Korea will likely maintain nuclear weapons, regardless of any treaty it may sign.
For Smith, it’s a matter of U.S. diplomacy -and possibly show of force- that will tip the balance more than South Korea ever could.
“The definitive key to unlocking the problems does not lie in South Korea’s hands. It lies much more in American hands,” he said.
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