Behind North Korea's nuclear weapons programme: a geriatric trio

January 7, 2016 9:59 AM

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Behind North Korea's nuclear weapons programme: a geriatric trio

SEOUL The godfathers of North Korea's nuclear weapons programme were an elderly trio: a nuclear physicist, a military general, and a broker with contacts in Pakistan.

The broker is reported to have died in 2014, but together, the three helped lay the groundwork that led to the isolated country's fourth nuclear test on Wednesday.

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