Updated May. 13, 2014 06:55
The Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs in Britain, analyzes that North Korea is capable of installing nuclear warheads on missiles in a matter of one or two days at order of its leader Kim Jong Un.
A report, entitled Too Close for Comfort: Cases of Near Nuclear Use and Options for Policy released by the think tank on April 28, made the analysis, saying Pyongyang is judged to have an amount of nuclear materials enough to produce eight nuclear weapons.
The report said North Koreas nuclear weapons are controlled officially by the National Defense Commission led by Kim Jong Un, but it is judged that Kim is not believed to be in a position to make unilateral decision on some of them due to the militarys influence, adding that controversy flared up over its nuclear weapons management system due to separate management of nuclear warheads and missiles, and the militarys influence. The think tank thus notes that uncertain control authority of the leadership of the North, which separately keeps nuclear warheads and missiles like China poses major threat to the international community.