NATO: North Korea “spreads dangerous technology”, nuclear alert
It seemed like the world was a much safer place under President Donald J. Trump, especially since he made historic peace deals with North Korea – but now? Now it’s getting worse.
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During the recent 17th NATO Conference on Arms Control and Weapons of Mass Destruction, Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Jens Stoltenberg, stated that North Korea was violating arms control rules and developing nuclear capabilities.
Stoltenberg said North Korea was “Ignoring or breaking the global rules“and” Dissemination of dangerous technology. “He continued:”The goal of NATO is a world without nuclear weapons. And we stand ready to take further steps to pave the way for negotiations on nuclear disarmament. But any meaningful disarmament must be balanced and verifiable“.
Stoltenberg struck China and Russia, pushing for a stronger Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to enforce their stance on nuclear weapons. Stoltenberg added: “A world where NATO allies have given up their nuclear deterrence while Russia, China or countries like North Korea keep their nuclear weapons is simply not a safer world“.
All of this comes after a report from the UN Atomic Energy Agency says they found evidence that North Korea put a nuclear reactor back on stream. This reactor reportedly produced plutonium for nuclear weapons after satellite images were taken of photos from the Yongbyon Nuclear Science and Weapons Research Center.
Gary Samore, director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University, said: “[The IAEA report] appears to indicate that North Korea has resumed production of plutonium for its nuclear weapons program. Although North Korea already has a significant inventory of nuclear weapons, this suggests that it will expand its current arsenal. “