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CNN: NKorea Has Nukes That Can Reach US Military Bases

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By    |   Wednesday, 06 April 2016 07:07 PM

North Korea has a nuclear warhead capable of being fitted on a mid-range missile that could reach U.S. military bases in Asia, CNN reports.

While the United States is skeptical of North Korea's claims, South Korean intelligence and some American analysts believe the communist nation is telling the truth, CNN's Jim Scuitto reported Wednesday on "The Lead with Jake Tapper." 

North Korea's Rodong ballistic missile is capable of delivering a one-ton warhead up to 1,200 miles, which puts South Korea, Japan and U.S. military bases in Asia within reach of a nuclear strike, Scuitto said.

"We believe they have the ability to mount a nuclear warhead on a Rodong," an unnamed South Korean official told foreign reporters. "Whether they will fire it like that is a political decision."

"We know that they've said they have that capability and we have to take them at their word," Pentagon Spokesman Captain Jeff Davis said of the claim. "But we have not seen them demonstrate it."

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un posed for photos that his government claimed was with the warhead.

Pyongyang has made a series of nuclear tests and claimed earlier this year to have successfully miniaturized a nuclear weapon. An underground test in January was followed by four missile tests and a space launch, likely intended to be a path toward intercontinental ballistic weapons that could reach the United States.

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