South Korean Defense Minster States that North Korea is Believed to be Continuing Uranium Enrichment and has Over 1,000 Missiles Stockpiled
In a sign that it will not give up its atomic ambitions, North Korea is believed to have some 1,000 missiles, including intermediate-range and Scud missiles, and is continuing to produce the highly enriched uranium used to make nuclear weapons, South Korean Defense Minister Kim Tae-young said yesterday.
Kim's remarks indicated an increase in Pyongyang's missile stockpile given South Korean military authorities had made an assessment in 2008 that the communist state would have about 800 short, medium and intermediate-range ballistic missiles (IRBMs).
The number of missiles in North Korea has increased from two years ago when the ministry estimated the total at around 800.
However it is not yet known if Pyeongyang has the technical capability to create a nuclear warhead.