North Korea ‘Probably’ Has Nuclear Missile Capability, Pentagon Says

Source: AP / The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON  — North Korea probably has advanced its nuclear knowhow to the point where it could arm a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead, but the weapon wouldn’t be very reliable, the Defense Intelligence Agency has concluded.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has rattled much of Asia with threats to launch a nuclear strike, although top U.S. intelligence officials said Thursday they believe Kim is using those threats to win concessions on foreign aid rather than trying to start a war.

President Barack Obama warned North Korea to end its belligerence after discussing the threats with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in the Oval Office.

“We both agree that now is the time for North Korea to end the belligerent approach they have taken and to try to lower temperatures,” Obama told reporters. “Nobody wants to see a conflict on the Korean Peninsula.”

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