Who is the US keeping anthrax for?

Who is the US keeping anthrax for?

North Korea apparently.

North Korea has accused the US of targeting it with anthrax and wants the UN Security Council to look into America’s “biological warfare schemes”.

A letter from Pyongyang’s UN ambassador to the Security Council president and the UN chief claims the US “possesses deadly weapons of mass destruction” and is trying to use them against North Korea.

US defence officials disclosed in late May that low concentration samples of live anthrax were shipped to labs in 19 states and four countries, including a US military facility in South Korea.

The anthrax was supposed to have been killed with gamma rays before being shipped.

A spokesman for the current Security Council president, Malaysia, said he had not heard of any initiatives on the council to take up the issue but would inquire further. Read more


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