SEOUL — North Korea continues to produce and stockpile cluster munitions, a weapon outlawed by most of the world, a U.S government-funded radio station reported Friday, citing an international watchdog’s annual report.
The nongovernmental Cluster Munition Coalition released the report at the United Nations in Geneva on Thursday, according to Radio Free Asia, Yonhap News Agency reports.
The report follows similar warnings from other international institutions that North Korea has also done very little to dismantle its illegal nuclear program or display any goodwill regarding the peace treaty. Instead belligerence and lies is all North Korea has brought to the table, which now defines dictator Kim Jong-un’s regime. It also surfaces shortly after President Donald Trump canceled a planned trip by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Pyongyang for ongoing nuclear talks, lamenting that now was not to time to have such in-person discussions.
A cluster munition is a form of air-dropped or ground-launched explosive weapon that releases or ejects smaller submunitions. Commonly, this is a cluster bomb that ejects explosive bomblets that are designed to kill personnel and destroy vehicles. Other cluster munitions are designed to destroy runways or electric power transmission lines, disperse chemical or biological weapons, or to scatter land mines.
The non-governmental Cluster Munition Coalition released the report at the United Nations in Geneva on Thursday, according to Radio Free Asia.
“The continuation and further development of the DPRK’s [North Korea’s] nuclear programme and related statements by the DPRK are a cause for grave concern,” ~International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA
The Blunt Truth is that Pyongyang is seeking the complete removal of American military assets from the region, as the U.S. is a legitimate nuclear power, rather than the dissolution of its illegal nuclear program.
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.