North Korea Is Building New Missiles

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The intelligence finding draws a sharp contrast with Trump's proclamation after his summit meeting with Kim in Singapore that North Korea was "no longer a Nuclear Threat".

On Monday, the Washington Post newspaper quoted officials as saying North Korea appeared to be building one or two new liquid-fuelled intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) at the Sanumdong facility near the capital, Pyongyang.

The Washington Post said imagery from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency suggests ongoing work on at least one missile at the factory.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee last week that North Korea was continuing to produce fuel for nuclear bombs despite its pledge to denuclearize.

Many experts cautioned that the situation was still extremely unsafe, as Kim only signed a vague mutual commitment to denuclearize the Korean peninsula - a promise North Korean leaders have made and broken multiple times.

Late last month, the Post reported that new intelligence gathered after the summit suggest North Korea's real plan was to simply lie about denuclearization and hold on to its nukes.

The football-field-size building surrounded by a high wall and high-rise residential towers was externally completed by 2003, according to historical satellite photos, and U.S. intelligence agencies believe it has been operational for at least 10 years. "This is a facility where they build ICBMs and space-launch vehicles".

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US spy networks can reportedly view supply trucks and other vehicles around the missile facility daily. "So between this and Kangson, we are seeing an expanded and improved nuclear and missile force". And it is foolish to expect that they would do so - at the outset of talks, he said.

Ministers from the two Koreas agreed in April to push for a unified delegation from both countries to parade together in the opening ceremony at the Asian Games, to be staged in August and September, amid signs of easing tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear ambitions. "Giving up the nuclear capability will violate the two fundamental centers of gravity in the North Korean regime".

Sohae has been the main site for North Korea's satellite launches since 2012.

"I'm afraid that at this point, the United States, the Trump Administration is being taken for a ride", said Sen.

"We have this backward".

During the meeting, Indonesia welcomed the participation of joint North and South Korean teams at the Asian Games, which Puan said could strengthen friendship and further peace efforts on the Korean Peninsula, according to a statement from the Indonesian Embassy in Pyongyang. They're willing to put up with certain limits, like no nuclear testing and no ICBM testing.

This indicated that there had not been a complete stop in activity during the summit talks.

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