N. Korea continued nuclear activities last year and has a biological warfare program: U.S. State Department

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North Korea continued with its nuclear program last year and has even had a biological warfare program since the 1960s.
In a summarized report to congress, the U.S. State Department said on Friday that North Korea had not adhered to its commitments to the Non-Proliferation Treaty(NPT) or the International Atomic Energy Agency(IAEA).
The regime also didn't abide by the 2005 Joint Statement of the Six-Party Talks to abandon all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programs.
North Korea has also violated the Biological Weapons Convention(BWC) by continuing to develop a biological warfare program.
The U.S. State Department added that North Korea has carried out nuclear activities even after the 2018 North Korea-US negotiations.