Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reported Tuesday that Pyongyang had undertaken heat and pressure resistance tests, citing an intelligence source in South Korea. The report was even verified in President Donald Trump's new national security strategy, which stated North Korea was "pursuing chemical and biological weapons which could also be delivered by missile".
The US and Canada say countries that sent forces as part of a United Nations command to support South Korea during the Korean War will participate. "And the USA itself is an empire of evils full of plots, fabrications, lies and deceptions". Nuclear-armed North Korea said on August 30 that it had fired a missile over Japan the previous day, the first time it has ever acknowledged doing so.
It recollected when USA troops openly used biological weapons during the Korean War and inflicted needless suffering on innocent civilians. A recent ICBM test by North Korea, allegedly of a missile that could strike the USA with a nuke, did not survive re-entry into the atmosphere.
Korea must 'earn' way to talks
He said the US does not want war but "will use all necessary measures to defend itself against North Korean aggression". In October the American president dismissed his Secretary of State's push for talks with the North. "China is helping.
"The DPRK, as a state party to the Biological Weapons Convention, maintains its consistent stand to oppose development, manufacture, stockpiling and possession of biological weapons", the North's Institute for American Studies, affiliated with the foreign ministry, was quoted as saying by the Korean Central News Agency.
Nuclear attacks aren't the only thing to worry about from North Korea.
North Korea claimed it had completed its nuclear force after it fired a new Hwasong-15 ICBM in late November. As if on cue, a report now indicates that Kim Jong-un is intent upon strapping such agents, including anthrax spores and smallpox, onto long-range missiles, and his regime is currently testing whether these bio weapons can survive an intercontinental voyage intact.