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Pyongyang May Have Miniaturized Nuclear Warheads, Says Seoul's Defense Minister

June 16 2011

North Korea

South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan Jin says it is likely that North Korea has succeeded in miniaturizing a nuclear device, reports the Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan).

The minister noted that North Korea conducted two nuclear tests simulating the miniaturization of the a nuclear warhead that could be integrated with a ballistic missile in 2006 and 2009.

Kim told a parliamentary defense committee: "There's no evidence, but it's been a long time [since North Korea's test]. So,...

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