North Korean Nukes – Made in Pakistan

North Korean Nukes – Made in Pakistan

By The Sunday Guardian | | 25 September, 2016

North Korean Nukes – Made in Pakistan

North Korean Nukes – Made in Pakistan

Both the nuclear explosions that took place in North Korea this year are “Made in Pakistan”, according to those tracking the nuclear trajectory of the East Asian country.

Cooperation in the development of nuclear weapons between Pakistan and the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been ongoing since the 1970s but accelerated some years after the 1998 Chagai tests by Pakistan.

From end-2005 onwards, a hyper secretive programme of cooperation between the DPRK military and the Pakistan army was begun.

Before the North Korean assistance, the results of Pakistan’s laboratory tests were meagre, although externally, the spin given was that the military establishment in Pakistan had perfected a nuclear weapon and indeed had more such items in stock than India.

The Pakistan army has opted to go the field testing route for its nuclear weapons program, except that such tests are being conducted by North Korea, with the results being made available to Pakistan almost instantaneously. 


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and Pakistan's atom bomb is made in china, To China, if Pakistan is your israel than Vietnam is our Pakistan.

No, Vietnam is not India's "Pakistan,"because the Chinese are awash with money while India is not. And unlike India and Pakistan, Vietnam trades heavily with China and relies on Chinese tourists to boost its economy. Vietnam and Chinese relations are more pragmatic than Indo-Pak relations, abdbyou cannot put Vietnam against China in the same way that we Desis fight.

It is well known that Pak cooperated with North Korea in the mid 90s when Pakistan was isolated. this is an assessment from the US which is partly why the US will not isolate Pakistan again - to prevent any further proliferation. This article states that cooperation existed even in 2005, but offers no evidence to support this claim. Almost no one aside from Indians have ever made that claim, so I wonder what information this newspaper has which nuclear proliferation observers and experts don't have. Because this paper came to an extraordinary conclusion, and thus must provide extraordinary evidence.

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