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Wednesday, 09 March 2016 09:04

N Korea claims successful miniaturization of nuclear warheads

N Korea claims successful miniaturization of nuclear warheads
North Korea says it has successfully miniaturized nuclear warheads so they can be fit on ballistic missiles.

"The nuclear warheads have been standardized to be fit for ballistic missiles by miniaturizing them," the KCNA official news agency quoted North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as saying on Wednesday.

“This can be called a true nuclear deterrent," he added.

Kim made the claim while supposedly inspecting a series of warheads designed for thermo-nuclear reaction - the process used in a hydrogen bomb which the North claims to have recently successfully tested.

The remarks were Kim’s first direct reference to claims made repeatedly on Korean state media concerning miniaturizing nuclear warheads, a process that has been met with skepticism from the US and South Korea.

ME

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