North Korea Testing Anthrax as Payload in its ICBMs

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North Korea has in recent days threatened that if United States continues to conduct joint military operations with South Korea "nuclear war [may break out] at any moment", Sky News reported.

A week ago, the Washington Post reported that US military officials suspected North Korea of preparing biological weapons as part of their arsenal.

North Korea has been developing its missile program for decades, and a test last month let the world know that it has the U.S. East Coast within range of its latest Hwasong model.

North Korea is reportedly testing using anthrax on its missiles.

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The report, based off of a source in South Korea, said that it did not have confirmation about whether the tests had been successful. "North Korea is also pursuing chemical and biological weapons which could also be delivered by missile".

Rebecca Hersman, a former Defense Department deputy assistant secretary for countering weapons of mass destruction, was quoted in a Washington Post article speaking about the country's bio-weapon program: "North Korea is bad enough when you're talking about their nuclear and missiles program".

The article notably said President Donald Trump is "running wild", "insane" and "bluffing" when condemning inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests. 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.