What Finger News


Written by George Thomas

As world powers focus on trying to curb Iran’s nuclear pursuits, there’s new evidence that North Korea is building nuclear bombs at an alarming rate.

Advertisement article continues below

MAGA toy store

The MAGA toy store is back! President Trump sends Hillary to jail - check out this limited edition toy today! Or maybe you want to build the wall! Be sure to check out the biggest and best conservative store on the Internet!

The nation may have as many as 20 nuclear warheads and that number could climb to 50 or 100 in the next five years.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Chinese nuclear experts are also warning that North Korea’s ability to produce weapons-grade uranium could double by next year.

The assessment comes as a top U.S military official believes North Korea is now capable of launching a missile with a nuclear warhead that could reach much of the western United States.

“Our assessment is that they have the ability to put a nuclear weapon on a KN-08 (ballistic missile) and shoot it at the homeland. We assess that it’s operational today, and so we practice to go against it,” Admiral William Gortney, head of U.S. Northern Command, said.

North Korea’s expanding arsenal has Japan and South Korea particularly concerned. This week, the U.S signed a new nuclear energy agreement allowing South Korea to conduct nuclear research but not produce its own nuclear fuel.

“It is an agreement befitting of the deep partnership and strong alliance that exists between our two countries,” Mark Lippert, U.S. Ambassador to South Korea, said.

A top North Korean official shot back at the agreement, calling America’s foreign policy hostile to the region.

“The anachronistic hostile policy of the U.S. on the DPRK and its reckless confrontation mania prolong the touch-and-go situation in the Korean peninsula,” the official said.

Meanwhile, the revelation of the North’s accelerated nuclear program has some Republican lawmakers worried about President Barack Obama’s deal with Iran that is supposed to limit its nuclear program.

A 1996 agreement with North Korea was supposed to stop Pyongyang’s nuclear capabilities. It didn’t. Instead, the North is building a set of nuclear weapons.

Now Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told the Journal (ITALICS) he fears the same could happen with Iran.

“We saw how North Korea was able to game this whole process,” the California lawmaker said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if Iran had its hands on the same playbook.”


Viewpoints expressed herein are of the article’s author(s), or of the person(s) or organization(s) quoted or linked therein, and do not necessarily represent those of The Olive Branch Report

Subscribe to my daily newsletter, and join hundreds of daily readers and receive news and relevant commentary

Don't forget to follow The Olive Branch Report on Facebook and Twitter Please help spread the word about us, share our articles on your favorite social networks.

If you value what you see on The Olive, please consider donating, any amount helps. We derive NO revenue from this site, and upkeep is expensive.

donate to tobr

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Since 2013, Christian news magazine The Olive Branch Report has featured the insightful writing and reporting of Greg Holt.  His writing has been featured on American Prophet, Conservative Firing Line, DC Clothesline, Godfather Politics, Capitol Hill Outsider, Sons of Liberty Media, Rev. Austin Miles, and others.  Greg is also the Publisher and Editor of Inspirational Christian Blogs.

Subscribe to my daily newsletter, and join hundreds of daily readers and receive news and relevant commentary

Follow The Olive on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Social Cross and Gab