North Korea’s Newest Nuclear Test: Get the Latest Resources

On September 9, 2016 North Korea confirmed that it carried out its
fifth, and reportedly largest, nuclear test.  Reports in the region initially detected a 5.3-magnitude
earthquake, but a statement from the Nuclear Weapons Institute of the DPRK on the North
Korean Central News Agency confirmed the nuclear test at 9 am local time. International
reactions have condemned North Korea’s

This nuclear test comes just days after the country tested a
never-before-seen Extended Range Scud missile on Monday while world leaders met
in China for the G-20 summit, and is only several months after North Korea’s
most recent nuclear test in January 2016.

NTI and the James Martin Center
for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) have prepared extensive resources for
reporters and analysts looking for background information on North Korea’s
nuclear weapons and missile programs. To speak to
an NTI expert about the North Korean test, contact Cathy Gwin at (202) 454-7706
[email protected].

A First Glimpse of North Korea’s Elusive ER Scud, Analysis by Jeffrey Lewis and 3D model (see below), plus B-Roll

Overview of North
Korea WMD Programs

of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program

of North Korea’s ballistic missile program
 and 3D
models of North Korea’s ballistic missiles

Map of North Korea’s nuclear-related facilities

of North Korea’s WMD facilities

Will Iran’s Simorgh Space Launcher Appear
in North Korea?
by Jeffrey Lewis on collaboration between Iran and North Korea missile programs

3D Models of Nuclear and Missile Facilities

B-Roll of Nuclear and Missile Facilities

North Korean ER Scud 3D Model

Click the play button to learn more about the ER Scud with this interactive 3D model

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Statement by Sam Nunn on North Korea Nuclear Test


Statement by Sam Nunn on North Korea Nuclear Test

“Although information about the North Korean test is not definitive, the statements from North Korea and available evidence are of great concern."

NTI Statement on the 2022 Nuclear Posture Review


NTI Statement on the 2022 Nuclear Posture Review

"The NPR sets the right course by emphasizing dialogue and diplomacy, aiming to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in national security strategy."

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