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12 January 2018, 09:38 | Taylor George

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It comes after four defectors are showing signs of radiation exposure, the South Korean government said, although is not clear if the radiation is linked to the rogue state's nuclear weapons programme. "In the case of the USA, we are expected to pay more than anyone else for the dubious privilege".

A Treasury Department statement said Kim Jong Sik and Ri Pyong Chol are "key leaders of North Korea's unlawful weapons programs".

North Korea test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile named Hwasong-15 last month, and declared that it had successfully realized the historic cause of completing the state's nuclear force.

Pyongyang is under multiple United Nations sanctions over its nuclear and missile tests and is prohibited from carrying out any launch using ballistic missile technology including satellites.

As 2017 draws to a close it is time for reflection and in a year where the Trump presidency has had a global impact that has exceeded expectations good and bad, it is relations between North Korea and the USA that dominate.

Despite Bossert's warning, the State Department has said it is moving forward in the hopes of doing just that and eventually convincing Kim to come to the table for denuclearization talks.

Report of Anthrax antibodies found on defected North Korean soldier raises bio-warfare concerns

Another 21.6 percent of USA citizens said China must take a tougher stance toward its belligerent neighbor.

The latest United Nations sanctions will sharply reduce North Korea's oil imports, force the expulsion of all North Korean workers employed overseas within 24 months, and crack down on ships smuggling embargoed material like coal to and from the country.

The move followed new United Nations sanctions announced last Friday in response to North Korea's November 29 test of an ICBM that Pyongyang said put all of the USA mainland within range of its nuclear weapons. Pundits attribute the falling frequency to North Korea's increased confidence towards its state power.

Spectators listen to a televised news broadcast by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un outside the central railway station in Pyongyang on September 22, 2017.

Anthrax can kill within 24 hours if people are not vaccinated, the International Business Times notes, and the South Korean military says its anthrax vaccine will not be ready until the end of 2019. North Korea later said it categorically rejected the sanctions and called them illegal. It objects to the military drills conducted by the United States and its allies in the Korean peninsula and insists that its missile programs are meant to defend itself from aggression.

Military-related tours made up the largest portion at 44 percent, in line with Kim's recurring appearances in photos that depicted the North's nuclear and missile development program throughout the year.

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