North Korea Prepares for Nuclear Tests and Dodges Sanctions in Pursuit of Weapons

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A new draft UN report shows that North Korea has expanded its testing capacity, indicating the hermit kingdom may intend to start testing nuclear weapons in the near future.

The report was obtained by the Japanese news website Nikkei and it outlines findings that suggest that North Korea has begun dig new tunnels in Pungye-ri a test site that could allow the government to conduct “additional nuclear tests to develop nuclear weapons.”

The report covers the first half of 2022 and details how North Korea managed to avoid sanctions and continue to finance their activities. The UN Security Council North Korea Sanctions Committee will discuss the findings before the report is released.

The Committee may decide to take further action, including further sanctions, based on the report’s findings.

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Secretary of State Anthony Blinken addressed the UN General Assembly during the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference on Monday and said Pyongyang was “preparing to conduct its seventh nuclear test.”

“The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea continues to expand its illegal nuclear program and continues its incessant provocations against the region,” he said.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attends the convening of the Extended Central Military Council of the Workers' Party of Korea in this photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 23, 2022.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un attends the convening of the Extended Central Military Council of the Workers’ Party of Korea in this photo released by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 23, 2022.
(KCNA via Reuters)

Pyongyang responded Wednesday with a statement calling Blinken’s comments “confrontational noise against the DPRK.”

“Long ago, the DPRK withdrew from the NPT as part of the legal procedure under the relevant article provided for in the NPT,” the officials wrote. “Accordingly, no one has the right or justification to accuse the DPRK, a nuclear-weapon state outside the NPT, of exercising its right to self-defense.”

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North Korea has accused the US of trying to undermine foundation of the non-proliferation regime“and remaining “obsessed with nuclear threats and blackmail against sovereign states.”

“The United States itself would not deny the fact that it transferred nuclear submarine technology to Australia and condoned and patronized Israel’s possession of nuclear weapons,” the statement said. “This is the peak of active accusations that the United States is claiming someone’s “nuclear threats”, given the fact that they are the bigwigs of nuclear proliferation, which historically and systematically violated its obligations under the treaty one article after another and violated international peace. and regional security.”

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North and South Korea have said that Pyongyang can conduct nuclear tests “any time it decides”. The Hermit Kingdom continues to face obstacles “The main one is the fresh outbreak of COVID-19 that began in May.

Although satellite images of the northern Pungeri nuclear facility show that Pyongyang is steadily rebuilding tunnel 3 of the nuclear facility, no public remarks or reports of nuclear testing have been made.

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The sixth and so far the last nuclear test carried out by North Korea took place in 2017. A hydrogen bomb test triggered a 6.3 magnitude earthquake and North Korea said the test was “absolutely successful”.

The UN Security Council is expected to hold a closed session on the sanctions report later this month.