Satellite images have picked up activity at a North Korean missile base.
The new satellite images suggest that North Korea has expanded an unidentified long-range missile base along the “mountainous interior of the country,” according to CNN’s Zachary Cohen.
Last month, images revealed that North Korea had been working to improve 16 hidden ballistic missile bases, despite halting moves on dismantling a major site in order to appease the US.
Although the construction does not technically violate any agreement between the U.S. and South Korea, it could be seen as evidence that numerous sites remain active.
The images appear to show that Yeongjeo-dong missile base and another, previously undiscovered, nearby site remain active.
This could lead President Donald Trump’s administration to conclude that Pyongyang has failed to live up to its vow.
“Satellite images show that the base remains active.
“Moreover, in the past year North Korea has significantly expanded a nearby facility that appears to be another missile base,” said researchers at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.
“Whatever Kim says about his desire for denuclearisation, North Korea continues to produce and deploy nuclear armed missiles.”
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.”
The satellite images, obtained by CNN, imply that Kim Jong-Un has done little to keep his promise of denuclearisation.https://www.yahoo.com/south-korea-releases-footage-north-045407848.html?format=embed®ion=GB&lang=en-GB&site=news&expType=wordpressrelatedvideo