It shook the world once more when North Korea exploded its biggest nuclear bomb on September 9,2016 which caused an earthquake of 5.3 magnitude in the Korean peninsula.
As per experts’ views, the communist state is adding to its existing supply of plutonium with a heightened uranium enrichment facility.
Back to back nuclear tests by this secretive state has increased the sucrity imbalance in the Korean peninsula. Officials in the North Korean side claimed pride in their nuclear prowess and said that they were capable of making medium range ballistic missile.
Siegfried Hecker, a leading expert on North Korea’s military programme, said Kim Jong-un has a huge stockpile of volatile uranium reserves and the state has been developing nuclear weapons for more than a decade.
Hecker, who toured North Korea’s main Yongbyon nuclear facility in 2010, said the quantity of nuclear material meant six bombs a year could be made.
However Hecker said North Korea’s uranium programme, where nuclear weapons have been designed, is its “new nuclear wildcard” as there was no way of Western experts knowing just how advanced their labs are.