Satellite images show expansion, activity at two North Korean missile bases

07 December, 2018, 14:18 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Kim Jong-un led the testing of a newly developed tactical weapon last month

The South Korean government, which dismissed previous USA media reports about North Korea's undeclared missile bases as "nothing new", said the Yeongjeo-dong missile base has always been on the surveillance list of the South Korean and U.S. militaries.

According to CNN, Pyongyang has upgraded the Yeongjeo-dong missile base in North Korea´s mountainous interior and has built up another facility that had not previously been publicly identified.

Despite that site being known to the US intelligence community, images show in the past year, North Korea has significantly expanded to a nearby base.

The images indicate that North Korea was building an extremely large underground facility in 2017 and that this facility was still under construction as of August 2018.

"Construction on the previously unidentified site has continued even after the Singapore Summit" between Kim and President Donald Trump in June, Jeffrey Lewis of the Middlebury Institute, one of the analysts that identified the site, told CNN.

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- Researchers at a college in Monterey said they have proof North Korea is not only operating and expanding a known missile base, but there's another unknown site that is also active and growing.

In a statement the Pentagon said: "We watch North Korea very closely but we can not discuss intelligence". We continue to support the diplomatic process. "We will not discuss matters of intelligence".

During the talks, Kang and Pompeo will discuss issues of mutual concern, including a joint strategy on North Korea, according to South Korean Foreign Ministry spokesman Noh Kyu-duk. "Beijing thinks the summit has [provided momentum] to reverse the deterioration of its relations with Washington, so Beijing is willing to do more to consolidate the results", he said. "North Korea has a big job to do".

Kim announced the dismantlement of a nuclear facility at another site in Nyongbyon at a summit with South Korean leader Moon Jae-in in September.

Kim sharply raised tensions with nuclear and missile tests last year, but suddenly reached out to South Korea and the United States this year with a vague nuclear disarmament pledge. "These shelters are similar to the ones seen at the older portion of the Yeongjeo-dong base".

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