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North Korea says it has miniaturised nuclear weapons

world Updated: May 20, 2015 13:15 IST
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North Korea said Wednesday it has succeeded in miniaturising its nuclear weapons, a development which could allow them to be delivered by missile. "It has been a long time since we began miniaturising and diversifying our means of nuclear strike," the powerful National Defence Commission (NDC) said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency.

"We have also reached the stage where the highest accuracy rate is guaranteed not only for short- and medium-range missiles but long-range missiles as well" "We don't hide this fact."

The NDC, the country's highest military body chaired by leader Kim Jong-Un, berated the United States and its allies for condemning what the North described as a submarine-launched ballistic missile test on May 8.

Washington and its allies said the test was a breach of a United Nations ban on the North's use of ballistic missile technology.