Reports Say N. Korea Can Put Nuclear Weapon inside a Missile
North Korea may have successfully produced a nuclear weapon small enough to fit inside its missiles.
That information comes from a Japanese defense paper and an American newspaper.
Japan's Defense Ministry released its yearly report on Tuesday. The report said "it is possible that North Korea has achieved the miniaturization of nuclear weapons and has developed nuclear warheads."
In a separate story, The Washington Post reported that North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead for use in ballistic missiles. The newspaper said its information came from unnamed United States intelligence officials. It said their investigation was completed last month for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency.
The paper also reported that North Korea has up to 60 nuclear weapons, more than two times greater than earlier estimates. Officials at the agency would not comment Tuesday on the Post report.
Over the weekend, the United Nations Security Council approved new sanctions designed to punish North Korea for its latest missile test. Those measures aim to cut about $1 billion from North Korea's $3 billion in yearly earnings from exports.
The North Korean government reacted to the Council's vote with threats to take action against the U.S. government. North Korea also said through its state-operated media that sanctions will not force it to negotiate over its nuclear program.
The United States, Japan and South Korea are considered possible targets for a nuclear-armed North Korea.
1.nuclear weapon 核武器
We have conducted a new nuclear weapon test successfully.
2.Defense Ministry 国防部
Ukraine's Defense Ministry said a third helicopter was also hit.
3.yearly report 年度报告
Its yearly report hasgonegrown to a list of 180 countries.
4.reacted to 对...反映
His supporters have reacted to the news with elation.
1.Those measures aim to cut about $1 billion from North Korea's $3 billion in yearly earnings from exports.
aim to 计划；打算
They aim to clear every dealer from the street.
We aim to increase sales by 10 percent.
2.The North Korean government reacted to the Council's vote with threats to take action against the U.S. government.
take action 采取行动...
We had to take action to protect the proprietary technology.
We must take action to deal with the problem before it spreads to other areas.
周二，日本防卫省发布了年度报告 。报告指出“朝鲜或已实现核武器的微型化，而且很有可能研发出了核武器弹头 。”
另一方面，《华盛顿邮报》报道称，朝鲜已成功研制出微型核弹头，可安装在弹道导弹上 。该报纸称，该消息是一位不愿透漏姓名的美国情报员提供的 。据悉，他们上个月完成了美国国防情报局的调查任务 。
报道称，朝鲜已研发出60枚核武器，这一数字是先前预测的两倍多 。情报官员不会就周二《华盛顿邮报》的报道发表任何评论 。
周末，联合国安理会针对朝鲜近期的导弹试射通过了新一轮制裁决议 。制裁决议旨在将朝鲜每年30亿美元的出口收入削减约10亿美元 。
对于安理会投票一事，朝鲜政府威胁称要对美国政府实施报复 。朝鲜通过官方媒体宣称，该制裁无法迫使朝鲜就核武器进行谈判 。