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N Korean Ballistic Missiles Not Able to Carry Nuclear Warheads Yet – Seoul

Sputnik News

08:57 12.10.2015(updated 09:06 12.10.2015)

North Korea does not possess a technology that would allow it to mount nuclear warheads atop its ballistic missiles, South Korea's Defense Ministry said Monday as cited by Xinhua.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – This came two days after Pyongyang unveiled a new and bigger intercontinental ballistic missile, called KN-08, during a military parade on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party.

South Korean Defense Ministry's deputy spokesman Col. Na Seung-yong admitted during a Monday press briefing that Pyongyang had made considerable progress in miniaturizing nuclear warheads, but added it had yet to develop a technology to fit missiles with them.

The military spokesman stressed that Seoul and its US allies were analyzing the North's nuclear capabilities.

Korean media reported previously that KN-08s had a range of up to 10,000 kilometers (6,213 miles).


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