United States intelligence officials believe North Korea has mini nuclear warheads that can be delivered via its intercontinental ballistic missiles.
The Washington Post reports on the ominous assessment by the Defense Intelligence Agency.
"The IC [intelligence community] assesses North Korea has produced nuclear weapons for ballistic missile delivery, to include delivery by ICBM-class missiles," the document reads.
The Post also reports that North Korea has as many as 60 nuclear weapons in its possession, although some analysts do not think the reclusive nation has that many.
North Korea has conducted several missile tests in recent months as it continues to build an arsenal of ICBM missiles that are capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.
It was reported on Monday that U.S. spy satellites caught North Korea loading cruise missiles onto a boat — which could signify another test is imminent, or it could mean the country is shoring up its defenses in the face of threats from the West.
The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution over the weekend that strengthened sanctions on North Korea in an effort to persuade the country to stop its nuclear weapons program and aggressive actions.
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