South Korea spy agency concerned over North’s advances in warhead miniatures

North Korea's claims of quick advancement in miniaturized warheads is raising a concern in South Korea's intelligence agency.

By: Reuters | Seoul | Published: September 9, 2016 1:24:26 pm
North Korea, Kim Jong Un, North Korea warhead, South Korea, north korea miniature warhead, north south korea, latest news, world news, international news, korea news South Korea’s intelligence agency was cited saying the nuclear test was intended to project a strong image of its leader, Kim Jong Un, on the anniversary of the country’s foundation as a republic. (source: AP)

South Korea’s intelligence agency is concerned that North Korea is advancing faster to miniaturize warheads on missiles, a lawmaker said after receiving an agency briefing on the North’s latest nuclear test.

Kim Byung-kee, a member of the South Korean parliament’s intelligence committee, cited the spy agency as saying the North’s nuclear test was intended to project a strong image of its leader, Kim Jong Un, on the anniversary of the country’s 1948 foundation as a republic, as well as defy international sanctions.

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