The Sun - NORTH Korea has been branded a "catastrophic threat" to global security as Kim Jong-un quietly preps his nukes and keeps his coffers flush.
Kim's regime is pressing on with its quest for nuclear weapons - which it is funding through massive cyber heists, carrying out illegal trades, and even selling arms to terrorists.
Experts told The Sun Online of the ongoing threat posed by North Korea as US President Joe Biden prepares to meet what is likely going to be one of the major international issues of his time in the White House.
Scott Snyder, a senior fellow for Korea studies at the Council For Foreign Relations, told The Sun Online the regime is the most "potentially catastrophic security threat" in 2021.
The renegade state yesterday reportedly launched two ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, confirmed US officials and the Japanese Coast Guard, as Kim Jong-un resumed his war-mongering military tests.
The offensive was North Korea's second missile test in less than 24 hours after around 12 months of inactivity.
Authorities in Japan reported that at least one "projectile" believed to be a ballistic missile had been launched from North Korea on Wednesday.
Minutes later, a US official told Fox News that the state fired two short-ranged ballistic missiles - capable of carrying a nuclear warhead - into the Sea of Japan.
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