North Korea Threatens to Arm Its Missiles With Biological Weapons

North Korea has tested intercontinental ballistic missiles loaded with anthrax, according to a report in the Japanese publication Ashai. When an intercontinental ballistic missile reenters the earth's atmosphere, it could reach about 7000 degrees of heat. Weaponized anthrax mostly infects humans through inhalation, which is the deadliest form of transmission. Inhalation anthrax has an overall death rate of 80 percent, according to figures from the tktktk.

North Korea on Wednesday refuted the reports by some United States media that Pyongyang is pushing forward her "biological weapons development programme" amid its development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) capacities.

The Trump administration also said in its National Security Strategy document released this week that the rogue regime was developing a missile capable of carrying biological weapons.

North Korea claimed it had completed its nuclear force after it fired a new Hwasong-15 ICBM in late November.

"It is the U.S. that conducts military aggressions and cruise missile attacks on sovereign states in broad daylight while faking "possession of WMD" and "use of chemical weapons" of those countries", said the statement. USA troops stationed in South Korea have been vaccinated against anthrax for over a decade, according to the newspaper. President Donald Trump has engaged in bellicose rhetoric with the North Korean leader, who has referred to him as a "dolt".

Rebecca Hersman, a former Defense Department deputy assistant secretary for countering weapons of mass destruction, was quoted in a Washington Post article speaking about the country's bio-weapon program: "North Korea is bad enough when you're talking about their nuclear and missiles program".