The U.S. Senate has called North Korea a rogue state, saying the reclusive country is developing weapons that threaten the U.S. and its allies.
In a report on the National Defense Authorization Act(NDAA) for fiscal year 2022 submitted on Wednesday, U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee wrote that the U.S. is being threatened by rogue states such as Iran and North Korea while America competes against China and Russia.
The report also said North Korea is continuing to seek development of weapons including miniaturized nuclear warheads, tactical nuclear weapons, various solid-fuel ballistic missiles and hypersonic glide vehicles.
However, it assessed that North Korea possesses a relatively modest nuclear arsenal compared to Russia and China.
The NDAA 2022, meanwhile, quashed talks on reducing the number of U.S. troops stationed in South Korea, and instead reemphasized the need for U.S. military presence in South Korea for peace and security.