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Hiroshima for Global Peace

36. North Korea ■Other

Nuclear Disarmament

-5.5 points

Full points 98

-5.6 %

Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2019: -3.5

North Korea convened summit meetings with the U.S., but little progress was achieved. While it pledged “denuclearization in the Korean Peninsula,” it is unclear whether it has made a strategic decision to renounce its nuclear weapons. North Korea has not conducted nuclear test explosions or flight tests of long-range ballistic missiles since 2018. However, it is considered to be continuing their development. In addition, in late December, North Korea reportedly deciced that there was no ground for North Korea to get unilaterally bound to its co

Nuclear Non-Proliferation

0 points

Full points 61


Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2019: 0

North Korea, which declared to withdraw from the NPT in 2003, ignores or reneges on most of the nuclear-related treaties, agreements, obligations and norms. It is reported to actively engage in illicit transfers and procurements of nuclear and missile-related items. It was frequently reported that North Korea smuggled refined petroleum beyond the annual upper limit through illicit ship-to-ship transfers.

Nuclear Security

-2 points

Full points 41


Change compared to the Hiroshima Report 2019: 0

North Korea has not ratified any of the conventions related to nuclear security and nuclear safety, and has made no progress in its efforts to minimize HEU, prevent illicit transfers, or introduce recommended measures of INFCIRC/225/Rev.5.

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