U.S. spy agencies are seeing signs that North Korea is working on new missiles at a factory that produced the country’s first intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States, reports The Washington Post. New evidence, including satellite photos taken in recent weeks, seem to show that work is underway on at least one and possible two liquid-fueled ICBMs at a large research facility on the outskirts of Pyongyang.
The findings are the latest to show ongoing activity inside North Korea’s nuclear and missile facilities, reports The Post, at a time when North Korea’s leaders are in arms talks with the U.S.
Though the new intellgience does not suggest an expansion of North Korea’s capabilities, it does show that work on advanced weapons is continuing weeks after President Trump tweeted that Pyongyang was “no longer a Nuclear Threat.”
Just landed – a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2018
During a summit with Trump in June, leader Kim Jong Un agreed to a vaguely worded pledge to “work toward” the “denuclearization” of the Korean Peninsula, according to The Post. But since the summit, North Korea has made few tangible moves that show an intent to disarm.
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