Japan's Asahi newspaper reported on Tuesday that North Korea has begun tests to load anthrax onto intercontinental ballistic missiles.
The terrifying development is described in the report as a test that involves ensuring the anthrax survives the intense temperatures generated when the missile re-enters into the Earth's atmosphere.
North Korea has a stockpile of between 2,500 to 5,000 tons of chemical weapons, more than enough to kill millions. South Korea has previously said their sister country is also capable of producing biological agents like anthrax and smallpox on their own.
The report from Asahi released in the wake of the publishing of The White House's National Security Strategy, a report that describes how Pyongyang is "pursuing chemical and biological weapons which could also be delivered by missile."
The report went on saying, "North Korea - a country that starves its own people - has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that could threaten our homeland."
North Korea recently said it completed its nuclear force after it fired a new Hwasong-15 ICBM in late November which is capable of reaching Western countries.
The ICBM launched in November was analyzed by South Korea which described the missile's potential to fly 13,000 kilometers to reach Washington D.C. although they could not fully conclude it was capable of re-entering the earth's atmosphere.
The testing of chemical weapons such as anthrax is an ominous reminder that the rogue country will eventually need to be reigned in and poses a looming threat to the entire world.
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