The history of North Korea’s nuclear development since 1994
In Geneva, “A framework agreement between the US and North
Korea” towards nuclear abandonment was exchanged, but later
the fact that North Korea secretly continued its nuclear
development was found out, and this treaty was abandoned.
In August of this year, the “Six-Party Talks” of the United States,
China, Russia, Japan, South Korea and North Korea was held for the
first time, and the “Joint Declaration on Denuclearization of the
Korean Peninsula” was confirmed. However, shortly after the joint
statement was announced, the US State Department triggered
economic sanctions against North Korea (Financial Sanctions
against the Chinese bank Banco Delta in Hong Kong). The reason
was because it turned out that North Korea still secretly conducts
In June, North Korea launched long-range ballistic missile
‘Taepodong’, and in October it will conduct the first nuclear explosion
In February of this year, the Six-Party Talks resumed,
and a joint statement of groundbreaking content was announced.
According to this statement, North Korea blew up its own “cooling
tower of Graphite Reactor”. However, after that, the conflict
between the US and North Korea deepened about the verification
method of North Korea’s nuclear facilities.
In March, a joint military exercise between the United States and
South Korea was started. In April, North Korea fired ballistic
missiles against it, and in May the second nuclear explosion
experiment was carried out, and the uranium concentration work
started. After that, North Korea conducted a nuclear test in 2013,
January 2016, September 2016, September 2017.
On August 29, the North launched a ballistic missile “Mars 12”,
a missile passed over Japan’s Hokkaido, landed on the Pacific Ocean with an altitude of 550 kilometers and a level flight of 2,700
kilometers. On September 3, North Korea conducted the
“Sixth Nuclear Test”, the largest ever in the past, and on September
11, the United Nations adopted a “Unanimous Sanction Resolution”
against it. However, on November 29, North Korea launched
a larger ballistic missile “Mars 15”, the missile reached an altitude
of about 4,500 kilometers and flew 960 kilometers over 53
This was concluded that if it was launched in ordinary orbit, it would
have a range of 13,000 km, and it could cover the entire US including
the East Coast of the United States.
On December 22, the United Nations Security Council unanimously
adopted the “additional sanction resolution”, which was a strict one
to reduce the export of refined petroleum products to North Korea
by 90%. Thereafter, nuclear tests by North Korea and missile
launches have not been implemented.