North Korea allegedly continues to develop nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles

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An off the records report by the United Nations revealed that even though North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowed to give up developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles, the country is reportedly continuing to pursue its nuclear weapons programme.

According to reports, North Korea has defied all the sanctions put on the country and is pursuing the selling of conventional weapons to fuel violence.

The report emphasised that Pyongyang continued to breach financial sanctions and arms embargo as well.

Earlier, a US official also stated that North Korea is reportedly constructing new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and its missile programme is doing “business as usual.”

On a related note, US Secretary to State Mike Pompeo said that he believed in pressurising Pyongyang as the country had still not made any strong efforts for the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.

It is to be noted that North Korea has become a virtual pariah in the international community since the UN imposed tough sanctions on the country, after conducting nuclear tests and launching three ICBMs last year.

 

 

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