Satellite images show activity at North Korean missile base

Satellite images show activity at North Korean missile base

The imagery, provided by the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and first reported by CNN, show upgrades being made the Yeongjeo-dong missile base, as well as construction of a new facility nearby in North Korea's mountainous interior.

"Satellite images show that the base remains active", an institute report states, CNN reported.

As of August 2018, researchers said North Korea is continuing to construct an extremely large underground facility. His national security adviser, John Bolton, acknowledged the failure of the Singapore summit but said... Requests to visit that site and other missile sites were denied by leader Kim Jong Un, violating an agreement to end North Korea's missile program.

"Our analytical line has not changed" a US intelligence official told VOA, when asked about the images.

But the North has rejected demands for what it calls "unilateral" disarmament, and has instead sought unspecified reciprocal USA measures in a gradual process. "We will not discuss matters of intelligence", Pentagon spokesperson Lt. Col. Chris Logan told CNN.

A spokesman for the ministry refused to comment further, saying "it is not appropriate for our military to officially acknowledge the content of a foreign media report".

Although the construction does not technically violate any agreement between the US and South Korea, it could be seen as evidence that numerous sites remain active.

Speaking at a conference organized by The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, . "That's why I think the President thinks that another summit is likely to be productive".

Trump and other administration officials have said sanctions against North Korea should remain in place until a deal is finalized.

State officials investigate potential election fraud in North Carolina; emergency hearing possible
A little background on Dowless : Dowless is the vice chair of the Bladen County Soil and Water Conservation District board. One woman told WSOC-TV that Dowless "paid her $75 to $100 a week to go around and pick up finished absentee ballots".

London share prices PLUMMET amid US-China trade war fears — FTSE latest
He also signaled optimism that President Xi Jinping would deliver on his promise, after their meeting in Argentina. His remarks renewed fears that the Fed may miscalculate and raise rates so high or so fast as to depress growth.

Keith Urban, Drake shine while Taylor Swift snubbed by Grammy nominations
People often state that the Grammy's are based on politics and not generally the best music that's out there. Mendes scored two nominations for song of the year for " In My Blood " and best pop vocal album .

Following the recent G-20 meeting in Argentina, South Korean Moon Jae-in told reporters that Trump has "very favorable" views toward Kim and that he "likes him".

The Singapore summit, while historic in terms of who came to the table, produced a vaguely worded agreement to "build a lasting and stable peace regime" and for North Korea to "work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula".

Some analysts say the activity is geared toward the continual development of nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missiles that could reach the US mainland.

"Those missiles are being deployed at bases throughout North Korea, many of which have always been known to outside analysts".

"North Korea and the United States appear to be making headway", a high-ranking South Korean government source told the Hankyoreh paper.

U.S. officials insist on the complete, verified and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean peninsula before tough sanctions are lifted.

In October, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Kim Jong-Un in Pyongyang to verify that the Punggye-ri nuclear test site had been "irreversibly dismantled". Analysts said that by relaxing its demands ahead of a second summit, the U.S. may have blinked first.

Satellite images have picked up activity at a North Korean missile base.

North Korean efforts to upgrade and expand a long-range missile base come as no surprise to US intelligence officials, who have always been wary of promises by Pyongyang to denuclearize. Additional tunnels were also found, as seen in satellite pictures, including a pair of large drive-through shelters capable of holding large ballistic missiles.

Related Articles