North Korea Claims U.S. Targeted it With Anthrax

North Korea has accused the United States of targeting it with anthrax and asked the United Nations Security Council to investigate Washington's "biological warfare schemes" after a live anthrax sample was sent to a U.S. base in South Korea. The Pentagon said recently that live anthrax samples, which can be used as a biological weapon, were inadvertently sent to Australia, Canada, Britain, South Korea and laboratories in 19 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. Pyongyang's U.N. Ambassador Ja Song Nam wrote in a letter to the U.N. Security Council and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, "The United States not only possesses deadly weapons of mass destruction ... but also is attempting to use them in actual warfare against North Korea."