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Not just nukes: North Korea reportedly trying to mount anthrax on ICBMs

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the test-fire of a ground-to-ground medium-to-long range strategic ballistic missile Pukguksong-2 in this undated picture released in May from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Nuclear attacks aren’t the only thing to worry about from North Korea. Japanese newspaper Asahi has reported that North Korea is testing its ability to mount anthrax onto intercontinental ballistic missiles.

What the report said

“North Korea has started experiments such as heat and pressure equipment to prevent anthrax from dying even at a high temperature of over 7,000 degrees generated at the time of the ICBM's re-entry into the atmosphere,” the newspaper report read.

The source of the reporting is someone connected to South Korean intelligence services.

The White House National Security Strategy, released Monday, also said Kim Jong Un is working on chemical and biological weapons.

“North Korea — a country that starves its own people — has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that could threaten our homeland,” the White House report read.

North Korea's denial

North Korea has denied the report from the White House.

“Properly speaking, it is the U.S. stereotyped method to cook up untruths as truths, stubbornly insisting that black is white and fabricating anything for satisfying their aggressive greed,” a statement from the Korean Central News Agency read. “And the U.S. itself is an empire of evils full of plots, fabrications, lies and deceptions.”

The statement went on to accuse the U.S. of using “bacteriological” weapons during the Korean War.

ICBM progress

Although North Korea has made strides in its ICBM program in recent months, it still has flaws. A recent ICBM test by North Korea, allegedly of a missile that could strike the U.S. with a nuke, did not survive re-entry into the atmosphere.

(H/T Fox News)

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