TITLE

Report: North Korea may have used TNT to fake nuclear test

PUB. DATE
June 2009
SOURCE
East-Asia-Intel Reports;6/3/2009, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Newswire
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article raises the suspicion that North Korea may have used a huge amount of trinitrotoluene (TNT) to fake a nuclear test on May 25, 2009, as part of a deception operation to fool the world that it has conducted a nuclear test. The report has also questioned whether North Korea can miniaturize a nuclear bomb so that it could fit within a missile. The current North Korean nuclear bomb is estimated to be around 700 kilograms to 1 ton.
ACCESSION #
41892946

 

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