Published: Thu, August 02, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

North Korea 'working on new missiles'

North Korea 'working on new missiles'

USA spy satellites have detected renewed activity at the North Korean factory that produced the country's first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States, a senior US official said on Monday, in the midst of talks to compel Pyongyang to give up its nuclear arms.

At the recent United States-Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Summit, President Trump and Kim Jong Un signed the Sentosa Agreement, which included a commitment to recover remains from the DPRK and return them to the USA, where they will be identified.

If the reported North Korean nuclear activity seems inconsistent with what went down at the meeting in Indonesia, it's because Trump oversold the progress he made there.

According to The Washington Post, the officials cited satellite images that purportedly show activity at the Sanumdong military facility.

The regime has continued to assemble intercontinental ballistic missiles at a plant near Pyongyang, The Washington Post reported Monday, citing people familiar with U.S. intelligence.

However, officials did note to the Washington Post that another launch facility - the Sohae Satellite Launching Station on the West Coast - was being partially dismantled. The Diplomat earlier this month had exclusively revealed North Korea's covert uranium enrichment site of Kangson, also on the outskirts of Pyongyang. He declared that North Korea is "no longer a nuclear threat".

The North demonstrated sharp progress in its program past year when it test-fired numerous missiles and conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test. However, while US intelligence agencies agree that the Kangson site is used to enrich uranium, not all European intelligence officials are so sure.

"Pompeo shall gain nothing substantive other than North Korea's amenability to further talks about talks", he said.

Past remains have been found to be co-mingled and in at least one case contained animal bones. "They have missing, France has missing, Americans have".

The remains of 55 soldiers returned by North Korea last week are likely Americans, a US official said Wednesday.

Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in signed the Panmunjom Declaration in April, which saw them agreeing to work together to begin a process of reconciliation and put an end to decades of conflict on the Korean Peninsula. "The nuclear program provides them with a deterrent in their mind against regime change by the United States".

Ground-to-air Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) units were deployed in Shimane, Hiroshima, Ehime and Kochi prefectures and Hokkaido in 2017 in response to North Korean provocations.

Honor guards carry the remains of US servicemen killed in the Korean War and collected in North Korea, during a ceremony at the Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. He brushed aside suggestions that the administration had been deceived by Kim.

The Trump-Kim summit yielded a joint statement, but no binding deal. "They are negotiating for recognition of their nuclear weapons. What they're offering is: They keep the bomb, but they stop talking about it".

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