|North Korea Has Two Nuclear Warheads for Missile, Kyodo Reports
By Stuart Biggs
North Korea has two nuclear warheads it can load on its mid-range Rodong missile, Japan’s Kyodo News
reported, citing an analyst at the International Crisis Group, a non-government organization.
The warheads were built using plutonium extracted from North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear plant, Kyodo
reported, citing Daniel Pinkston, who said he got the information from a government official without divulging
South Korean and U.S. intelligence officials have obtained evidence of the warheads, Pinkston told Kyodo.
North Korea said earlier this month it plans to fire a rocket carrying a satellite into orbit between April 4 and 8.
South Korea and the U.S. suspect the launch is a cover for a test of a long-range ballistic missile, which would
be a breach of a United Nations resolution.