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NORTH Korea is thought to be the most dangerous place on earth – but its demise could actually spell an even bigger disaster than a potential World War 3.

The rogue nation is armed with a huge horde of NUCLEAR WEAPONS. The Pentagon believes it has access to 200 launchers used to fire short and long-range weapons, and estimates suggest they could have between 13 and 21 missiles. Pyongyang could even have enough atomic material for 100 nuclear bombs, along with four nuclear warheads.

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And recent satellite images of Kim Jong-un’s main missile test site reveal North Korea’s weapons are more powerful  than first thought. So on the surface, the downfall of Pyongyang may seem like an unquestionabley good thing. But its collapse could actually be more perilous for the rest of the world than if the chubby tyrant chose to attack.

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If the USA and its allies were to succeed in causing the collapse of the hermit state, society could collapse and the Kim dynasty be extinguished. But the real danger would stem from immediate concerns over who has control over not just the country’s nuclear program, but also its chemical and biological weapons stockpiles. The chemical and biological projects are much larger than North Korea’s nuclear program, and could even be a bigger threat if they ended up in the wrong hands.

Estimates say there are between 3,000 to 5,000 tonnes of chemical weapons in North Korea’s arsenal – despite Pyongyang’s instance no chemical arms exist.But according to the Washington-based Nuclear Threat Initiative, a non-profit organisation, the isolated country possesses deadly nerve agents including sarin and VX.

The NTI say: “North Korea may possess between 2,500 tons and 5,000 tons of CW agents.

“The South Korean government assesses that North Korea is able to produce most types of chemical weapons indigenously, although it must import some precursors to produce nerve agents which it has done in the past.

  • “At maximum capacity, North Korea is estimated to be capable of producing up to 12,000 tons of CW.
  • “Nerve agents such as sarin and VX are thought be to be the focus of North Korean production.”
  • North Korea may possess between 2,500 tons and 5,000 tons of Chemcial Weapons agents.

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While the weapons are capable of killing millions, allied forces would need extreme levels of intelligence to locate all the materials and destroy them following the regime’s collapse. This week, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons warned North Korea’s chemical weapons stockpile is a “concern for peace and stability” on the Korean peninsula and beyond and director general Ahmet Uzumcu urged countries to apply “more pressure” to get Pyongyang to sign the Chemical Weapons Convention treaty, which aims to ban the world’s chemical stockpiles.

But the rogue nation has so far ignored all requests, and it is likely Kim has even upped production.Now concern is over exactly what will happen if the regime were to fall – and who would inherit the deadly arsenal.

 

NORTH KOREA warned it “would not flinch” from “the road to bolstering up the nuclear forces” unless the USA backed down from its “hostile” and threatening policy towards Pyongyang and Pyongyang’s permanent representative to the United Nations said the United States and Donald Trump should “take the lead” in rolling back “nuclear doctrines of aggressive nature such as ‘preemptive strike’”.

The report from state-sponsored news agency KCNA claimed the US was solely responsible for the war of words with North Korea and suggested America should be first to dismantle its own nuclear arsenal.

 

But it also warned North Korea would not “flinch an inch” from continuing to bolster its own nuclear weapons development program should the US continue with what Pyongyang perceives to be a “hostile” policy.

The report read: “To all intents and purposes, the nuclear issue on the Korean peninsula was spawned and developed into the present phase today because of the US and, accordingly, the blame for it is entirely on the US.

 

The DPRK will neither put the nukes and ballistic rockets on negotiating table in any case nor flinch even an inch from the road to bolstering up the nuclear forces chosen by itself, unless the US hostile policy and nuclear threat to the DPRK are fundamentally eliminated.

“Should the US ignore the repeated warnings and pounce upon the DPRK with military force at last, the DPRK will inflict severe punishment with its power of self-reliance and self-development it has so far consolidated.”

The KCNA went on to accuse the US of exaggerating the potential conflict between Washington and Pyongyang , suggesting its push for tougher sanctions was “disguising the issue as one between the DPRK and UN” rather than with the USA.

And it added: “The US is the one and only country in this world that massacred hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians by using nuclear weapons in the real war.

“No other country in this world has been exposed to the US nuclear threat for a long time, directly with intensity as much as the DPRK.”

Today’s stark warning comes amid claims North Korea foiled an assassination plot on Kim Jong-Un’s life from the United States.

In another report from KCNA, North Korea said Pyongyang remained committed to fighting terrorism.

But it added “the main reason international terrorism is not yet annihilated” was because of US interference as KCNA claimed it foiled a US-backed attempt to depose Kim earlier this year.

The report read: “In May this year, a group of heinous terrorists who infiltrated into our country on the orders of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the US and the South Korean puppet Intelligence Service with the purpose of carrying out a state-sponsored terrorism against our supreme headquarters using biological and chemical substance were caught and exposed.

“This palpably shows the true nature of the US as the main culprit behind terrorism.”

Today, US President Donald Trump also further ramped up fears World War 3 could break out as he tweeted: “Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid hasn’t worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of US negotiators.