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Nuke warhead displayed by Pyongyang not mockup: propaganda outlet

All Headlines 09:51 March 13, 2016

SEOUL, March 13 (Yonhap) -- The "miniaturized" nuclear warhead that North Korea said could be placed on a ballistic missile is not a mockup, Pyongyang's state-run propaganda outlet said Sunday.

Citing an article by a military officer, DPRK Today said the spherical warhead shown in a picture last Wednesday is a real warhead that the rest of the world does not know about.

The DPRK stands for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, the North's official name.

The propaganda outlet argued that the warhead represents the latest high-tech military hardware and not something that has been made up, as claimed by detractors.

It said that the North has deployed weapons that can place all of South Korea within its reach as well as U.S. military targets in the Asia-Pacific region and even the mainland United States. DPRK Today said the country's nuclear arsenal is ready to strike at North Korea's enemies at any time.

The outlets then said that the United States and South Korea have engaged in a large-scale joint military exercises despite warnings to refrain from such provocations by Pyongyang.

The latest announcement by the isolationist country comes after it was slapped with the toughest sanctions yet by the United Nations Security Council earlier this month for testing its fourth nuclear device and launching a long range missile.

It also shot off a short-range multiple launch rocket system and a pair of ballistic missiles as the joint Key Resolve and Foal Eagle exercise kicked off in South Korea.

The North has maintained for some time that it has the capability to miniaturize nuclear warheads so they can fit onto a ballistic missile, but such claims are contested by outside sources.

yonngong@yna.co.kr
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