North Korea is working on technology to load Anthrax, and perhaps other biological and chemical agents, into warheads that could be placed atop Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) that are capable of hitting the United States and its allies, according to reports.
The report about the North's testing of anthrax came after the USA published its National Security Strategy, a document that said Pyongyang was "pursuing chemical and biological weapons which could also be delivered by missile".
Japanese paper quotes a source who says testing involves ensuring anthrax survives the vast temperatures generated during re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere.
NKorea begins tests to load anthrax onto ICBMs, newspaper says
"In part, there is unconfirmed information that it has already succeeded in such experiments".
"It is the USA that conducts military aggressions and cruise missile attacks on sovereign states in broad daylight while faking "possession of WMD" and "use of chemical weapons" of those countries", said the statement. "And the US itself is an empire of evils full of plots, fabrications, lies and deceptions".
Although North Korea is party to both the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention and the Geneva Protocol, it is suspected of maintaining an ongoing biological weapons program.
It added, "It is none other than the US, chattering on "morality" and 'civilization, ' the criminal state that massacred the Korean people by bacteriological weapons during the Korean War and inflict sufferings upon the innocent people by continuing even now to openly use the internationally prohibited weapons". As if on cue, a report now indicates that Kim Jong-un is intent upon strapping such agents, including anthrax spores and smallpox, onto long-range missiles, and his regime is currently testing whether these bio weapons can survive an intercontinental voyage intact.