August 14, 2022

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UN experts warn that North Korea is testing “nuclear activation devices”

The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, is distancing himself from what according to state media is a “new type” of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) (KCNA via REUTERS).

Expertos de la UNU informaron que Corea del Norte is testing “dispositivos de activación nuclear” y que sus preparativos para otra prueba nuclear estaban en su etapa final en Junecitando información de países no identificados.

El panel de experts dijo en nuevos extractos de su ultimo informe obtenido el viernes por la agency AP que “No han podido identify las locations y fechas de prueba” For tests of nuclear activation devices informed by an UN member state.

En extractos obtenidos el jueves, los experts dijeron que Corea del Norte está allanando el camino para prueba nucleares adicionales con nuevos preparativos en su sitio de prueba del noreste y continúa desarrollando su capacidad para producir un clave ingrediente para armas nucleares.

In the new extract, the panel said: “A principios de junio, dos estados members evaluaron que la preparation para las pruebas nucleares se encontraba en una etapa final”.

En otros temas, el panel dijo en los extractos del jueves que Corea del Norte carried out two important attacks this year, which resulted in the robbery of crypto-currency assets worth “cents of millions of dollars”. Pyongyang also continues to import petroleum and export carbon illegally in violation of UN sanctions, using the same companies, networks and vessels, he said.

Funcionarios de inteligenia de Corea del Sur y Estados Unidos han dicho que detecteron North Korea’s efforts to prepare its northern test camp for Punggye-ri for another nuclear test. Series la séptima of North Korea since 2006 and the first since September 2017, cuando affirmede haber detonado una bomba thermonuclear para colocarla en sus misiles balísticos intercontinentales.

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The report of the panel of experts to the Security Council of the UN provides some details of the work that the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea, the official name of the country, is carrying out on the site.

The experts said that they observed that the DPRK started the reexcavation work in March at the entrance of Tunnel 3 in Punggye-ri. Reconstructio los edificios de apoyo originally dismantled en Mayo de 2018″.

Intelligence officials from South Korea and the United States said they detected efforts by North Korea to prepare their test camp northeast of Punggye-ri for another nuclear test (KCNA via REUTERS).
Intelligence officials from South Korea and the United States said they detected efforts by North Korea to prepare their test camp northeast of Punggye-ri for another nuclear test (KCNA via REUTERS).

Satellite images showed a greater number of vehicle tracks around this secondary entrance from mid-February 2022. Followed by the construction of a new building adjacent to the entrance at the beginning of March”, said the panel. “A pile of wood was also detected, for its possible use in the construction of the structure of the tunnel, more or less at the same time”.

Agregó que “durante este periodo se observaron montones de tierra de la excavación del túnel alrededor de la entrada”.

El trabajo en el site de pruebas nucleares de Punggye-ri allana el camino para pruebas nucleares adicionales para el desarrollo de armas nucleares”, said the experts, and added that this is an objective established in the Eighth Congress of the governing Party of the Workers’ Party of Korea in January 2021.

Robert Floyd, head of the UN Nuclear Test Prohibition Treaty, said on Friday in a UN press conference that the DPRK had detected six previous nuclear tests. “Si hay una septima vez, estoy muy seguro de que nuestro sistema lo detecterá, lo characterizationeramos y esa información se compartirá con los estados del mundo”he said.

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Floyd assists a la conference de alto nivel que revisa el histórico Tratado de No Proliferación Nuclear que camenzelo el mones y finaliza el 26 de agosto. Según las dispositivos del TNP, las cinco potencias nucleares originales (The United States, China, Russia -then the Soviet Union-, Great Britain and France) agreed to negotiate to eliminate algun día their arsenals and the nations without nuclear arms promised not to acquire them. a cambio de una garantía de poder desarrollar energía nuclear con fines pacíficos.

Floyd posed the question of whether the possibility of a seventh nuclear test of the RPDC would strengthen or debilitate the agreements of non-proliferation and disarmament, “and the appetite of the states to see that these things have come to an end”.

ARCHIVE PHOTO: A satellite image shows a closer view of a new excavation activity at the nuclear complex in Yongbon, North Korea (REUTERS/Maxar Technologies)
ARCHIVE PHOTO: A satellite image shows a closer view of a new excavation activity at the nuclear complex in Yongbon, North Korea (REUTERS/Maxar Technologies)

“Me pregunto cuanto está alimentando eso realente el tono que escuchamos esta semana during the conference of revision, donde hubo bastante acomodación de varios puestos”, he said.

“Me pregunto si los estados están reconociendo en un momento como este que es really importante poder fortarer el TNP y unirse en torno a algunos de estos temas tan importantes, en lugar de, ‘Oh, andsta es una razón por la que debemos abandonar algo tan importante como la piedra angular de la arquitectura nuclear’”, said Floyd.

In another aspect of the nuclear program of the DPRK, the analysts said that the satellite images of September last year showed that North Korea is expanding a uranium enrichment plant at its main Yongbyon nuclear complexa signal that wanted to push the production of key material for the bomb.

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The experts of the UN said in the new report: “The DPRK continues to develop its capacity for the production of nuclear fissionable materials in the site of Yongbyon”.

Nuclear negotiations between the United States and North Korea have stalled since 2019 due to disagreements over the DPRK’s demand to lift the paralyzing sanctions imposed by the United States and Washington’s demand that Pyongyang take significant steps toward nuclear disarmament.

El líder norkoreano, Kim Jong Un expanded his program of ballistic missiles amid the diplomatic pausey los annalistas dicen que otra prueba nuclear intensificaría su política ariesgada destinada a consolidación el estatus del Norte como potencia nuclear y negociones concesiones económicas y de seguridad desde una posición de fuerza.

El panel de experts dijo que la RPDC continued to accelerate its missile programs, launching 31 missiles “that combine ballistic and guidance technologies”, includios seis misiles balísticos intercontinentales y dos “descritos explicitamente como armas balísticas”. Dijo que la RPDC también affirmed haber avanzado en su desarrollo de “armas nucleares tácticas”.

(With information from AP)

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