North Korea could infect its enemies with the plague and smallpox by attaching the diseases to missiles and bombs, report warns

Mail Online | 10/7/2017 | Iain Burns;Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
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North Korea has a store of lethal diseases that it could attach to missiles and fire into enemy countries in the event of war, a study has revealed.

Researchers believe the aggressive dictatorship has biological weapons factories containing the likes of anthrax, botulism, cholera, typhoid, yellow fever, typhus, smallpox and even the plague.

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The totalitarian Stalinist regime could 'weaponise' the diseases by attaching them to missiles, bombs or spraying planes.

The new report - by intelligence firm AMPLYFI and Harvard University - is based on the mining of data from 840,000 websites mentioning biological weapons, of which 23,000 were linked to North Korea.

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Titled 'North Korea's Biological Weapons Program', the research - first reported by The Mirror - suggests the pariah state could 'produce military-style batches of biological weapons - specifically anthrax'.

The study goes on: 'The most recent statement by the South Korean Defence Ministry is that North Korea has 13 types of biological weapons which it can weaponise within ten days.

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'And anthrax and smallpox are the likely agents it would deploy.'

The report also shows that - given its history of 'treating people as expendable entities' and based on defectors' testimony - North Korea uses humans to test the barbaric weapons.

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It also claims the weaponising of biological agents by the regime goes back to the 1980s, with North Korean troops long vaccinated against smallpox.

South Korea has previously said its benighted neighbour has three main biological weapons factories.

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The report concludes by warning against 'complacency' and stresses that efforts should be made 'to combat any potential emerging bioweapons threat which may arise in the form of bioterrorism or in an all-out conflict'.

It comes after a Russian lawmaker who just returned from a visit to Pyongyang said North Korea is preparing to launch another missile 'in the nearest future'.

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