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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 actions.

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 or gwin@nti.org.

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

Overview of North Korea’s nuclear weapons program

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

Interactive Map of North Korea’s nuclear-related facilities

List of North Korea's WMD facilities

Will Iran’s Simorgh Space Launcher Appear in North Korea? Analysis 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

 - Originally appeared at Nti.org