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North Korea is 4 steps ahead of China in nuclear weapons testing, claims UN agency

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Kim Jong Un, leader of North Korea

Amid reports of China preparing to conduct nuclear tests, a similar claim is coming out from North Korea. The United Nations Nuclear Agency has revealed North Korea’s complete preparations for testing nuclear weapons. North Korea may begin operating a light water reactor at its main nuclear complex in a possible effort to establish a new facility to produce bomb-making material, the UN nuclear agency and outside experts have said. This preparation of China and North Korea is going to scare America and other European countries.

If there is any truth in this claim, then the assessment would show that North Korea has taken this step to implement its leader Kim Jong Un’s resolve to build more nuclear weapons and in response to increasing military threats from the US. Being seen as. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi said on Thursday that an increase in activity in and around the Yongbyon nuclear complex and a strong flow of water from its cooling system had been observed since mid-October. Grossi said the observations were consistent with the reactor being operational. The IAEA has said it uses satellite imagery and open source information to monitor North Korea’s nuclear program development.

North Korea has made more than 100 nuclear weapons

Construction of the light water reactor began a decade ago. It is known to have a larger capacity than the five-megawatt reactor, meaning it can produce more bomb-making materials, according to Lee Choon Geun, an honorary research fellow at South Korea’s Science and Technology Policy Institute. After his diplomatic failure with Trump, Kim has focused on expanding his nuclear arsenal and building more high-tech weapons. According to a South Korean estimate, North Korea had 20-60 nuclear weapons in 2018, but some experts say North Korea probably has more than 100 nuclear weapons. (AP)

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