North Korea is losing people and, some might argue valuable information in the process. According to South Korea’s Ministry of Unification, several North Korean defectors who stayed near the rogue country’s nuclear test sites, displayed potential signs of radiation exposure. Whether their affliction was a result of previous nuclear tests in still yet to be confirmed. In addition, local news reports have revealed that one of the North Korean soldiers who defected to the South would have been exposed to or vaccinated against anthrax. The newest claim adds to the potential reality that North Korea is mounting biological weapons to its intercontinental ballistic missiles.
A report by Yonhap News Agency claims that the ministry conducted tests of a nuclear radiation leak as well as health checks on thirty North Korean refugees who live in the Kilju County. This area is located near North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear site. According to the report, the hermit nation performed six nuclear tests at the site. All of the refugees who were tested defected to South Korea before North Korea’s fourth nuclear test, which occurred in January of last year.
On a similar subject, one South Korean intelligence official has revealed that a North Korean defector was discovered to possess anthrax antibodies.
“Anthrax antibodies have been found in the North Korean soldier who defected this year.”
Sources speculate that the unnamed soldier was the same man who was chased down by North Korean troops while making a run for the DMZ last month.
According to media sources, having anthrax antibodies would mean two things. Either he was vaccinated against the biological weapon or he was exposed to it, meaning that North Korea is attempting to immunize its troops for a possible biological attack.
It was previously reported that North Korea was testing the bacteria’s resistance to high temperatures stemmed from a missile’s re-entry into the atmosphere.
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