North Korea accuses US of anthrax attack


North Korea has accused the US of attempting to focus on its individuals by sending a stay anthrax pattern to a US base in South Korea. Pyongyang requested the UN to analyze America’s “biological warfare schemes,” whereas Washington laughed off the allegations.

“The United States not only possesses deadly weapons of mass destruction… but also is attempting to use them in actual warfare against (North Korea),” Pyongyang’s UN Ambassador Ja Song Nam wrote in a letter to the UN Security Council and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

The letter dated June four was made public on Friday and included an connected assertion from North Korea’s National Defense Commission, blaming the US with a “hideous crime aimed at genocide.”

North Korea sounded the alarm after the Pentagon introduced that a number of international locations exterior the US are identified to have acquired stay anthrax samples over the course of a one-year interval. South Korea was on the listing of overseas international locations that inadvertently acquired the germs that can be utilized as a organic weapon.

On Friday the US raised the quantity of overseas international locations that acquired the lethal micro organism to 5, revealing that it shipped stay anthrax to an American base in Japan. Australia, Canada and Britain are additionally among the many states mentioned to have acquired it.

While the US Department of Defense has mentioned that the investigation has not discovered any indication that the samples had been despatched consequently of a deliberate motion, North Korea urged the world to contemplate the shipments America’s “gravest challenge to peace.”

Pyongyang “strongly requests the Security Council take up the issue… in order to thoroughly investigate the biological warfare schemes of the United States,” its deal with to the UN mentioned.

The spokesman for the present council president mentioned he had not heard of any initiatives on the council to take up the problem, however would inquire additional, the Guardian reported.

Washington acknowledged it had seen the letter, however selected not to answer it. “The allegations are ridiculous. They don’t merit a response,” US State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke mentioned, as quoted by Reuters.