New Satellite Images Reveal North Korea Expanding Key Missile Base

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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.

The photographs, commissioned by the American television news broadcaster CNN, show continued activity at Yeongjeo-dong long-range missile base and the establishment of a new facility seven miles away.

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.

North Korean efforts to upgrade and expand a long-range missile base come as no surprise to USA intelligence officials, who have always been wary of promises by Pyongyang to denuclearize.

As of August 2018, researchers said North Korea is continuing to construct an extremely large underground facility.

"That's why I think the president thinks that another summit is likely to be productive", added President Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton.

Denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula was the focus of the summit in Singapore last June between leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump.

In a statement the Pentagon said: "We watch North Korea very closely but we can not discuss intelligence".

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The US has demanded that Pyongyang take substantial steps towards denuclearization while the latter has asked for security guarantees before it signs any peace agreement.

The State Department declined to comment, saying it doesn't discuss intelligence matters.

-North Korea negotiations to dismantle Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.

"This is one of the important locations in North Korea our military is monitoring in cooperation with the United States", Roh Jae-cheon, a South Korean military spokesman, said Thursday about the North Korean base.

North Korea has expanded a missile base capable of launching nuclear strikes on the United States mainland, new satellite photographs suggest, even as President Trump prepares for a second summit with Kim Jong-un.

A series of United Nations resolutions require North Korea to give up its ballistic missile program.

The North officially suspended its nuclear and missile tests ahead of the June summit, and missile production and deployment does not technically violate any agreement between Pyongyang and the US and South Korea.

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