News & Opinion | July 31, 2018 10:21 am

North Korea Working On New Missiles According to U.S. Spy Agencies

Agency says factories are still producing intercontinental ballistic missiles and enriched uranium.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un (L) meets U.S. President Donald Trump during their historic U.S.-DPRK summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island on June 12, 2018 in Singapore. (Kevin Lim/THE STRAITS TIMES/Handout/Getty Images)
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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.”

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.