Democrats in Congress are attacking tax reforms and threatening a government shutdown to protect DREAMers. Meanwhile, South Korea is warning that North Korea is loading nuclear warheads with a deadly virus that could kill millions. This is not good news with the 2018 Winter Olympics just around the corner.
On Wednesday, Japan’s Asahi newspaper passed along a warning from a source connected to South Korean intelligence. Reports indicate that Kim is conducting new biological weapons experiments. More specifically, he is purportedly loading Anthrax-filled warheads onto inter-continental ballistic missiles.
According to the Asahi report, Kim is conducting the tests to learn whether the virus will survive the high temperatures of reentry from space. The paper also noted that U.S. officials are aware of the experiments. North Korea has been developing biological weapons as part of its aggressive nuclear program for several years.
Winter Olympics Threat
News of the threat comes as U.S. military personnel conduct drills with South Korea ahead of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Seoul. The games are scheduled to begin on February 9, just 50 miles from the border.
However, President Moon Jae-in is considering postponing the exercises to avoid provoking Pyongyang. “It is possible for South Korea and the U.S. to review the possibility of postponing the drill,” Moon told NBC News in an interview Tuesday. Although, any postponement would be conditional upon the North ceasing further missile testing.
Additionally, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley also raised concerns about the safety of American athletes participating in the Olympics. Despite the risks, the White House confirmed the U.S. will attend the games as scheduled.
“The U.S. looks forward to participating in the Winter Olympics in South Korea,” said Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “The protection of Americans is our top priority and we are engaged with the South Koreans and other partner nations to secure the venues.” Alarmingly, North Korea has conducted 25 missile tests in 2017.
Global tensions increased in September after Kim successfully detonated a large nuclear device rumored to be a hydrogen bomb. Earlier this month, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, warned that chances of a war with the rogue regime are increasing.