A Reuters report citing the Wall Street Journal says "Chinese experts" are warning that North Korea's nuclear weapons capability is on the rise and may double by next year.
The dictatorship has already carried out three nuclear detonations, most recently in November 2013.
According to Reuters:
The Chinese estimates of Pyongyang's nuclear production, relayed to U.S. nuclear specialists, exceed most previous U.S. forecasts, which range from 10 to 16 bombs currently, said the report, which cited people briefed on the matter. (...)
Early this month, U.S. Admiral William Gortney, commander of the U.S. Northern Command and North American Aerospace Defense Command, said the U.S. military believes North Korea has the ability to miniaturize a warhead and mount it on a ballistic missile, although there had been no tests.
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