Satellite Images Suggest North Korea Is Up To Something Once Again

A Korean veterans remembrance ceremony in 2017

A Korean veterans remembrance ceremony in 2017

Reports earlier this month revealed that the hermit kingdom is building a nuclear-armed ballistic missile submarine, which came on the heels of CIA and other intelligence agencies telling NBC News that North Korea has increased its production of enriched uranium.

U.S. spy agencies have detected signs of North Korea building new intercontinental ballistic missiles at a plant near Pyongyang, the Washington Post reported Monday.

The Sanumdong factory has produced two of North Korea's ICBMs, including the powerful Hwasong-15, the first with a proven range that could allow it to strike the U.S. East Coast.

The Post noted that the new intelligence does not hint at an expansion of North Korea's capabilities but shows that the country is continuing to work on advanced weapons weeks after US President Donald Trump declared on Twitter that Pyongyang was "no longer a nuclear threat".

"The remains are consistent with remains that we have recovered in North Korea through our own recovery efforts in the past", said John Byrd, and anthropologist with the Defense P.O.W. and M.I.A. Accounting Agency.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un make history in the first sitting between United States and North Korean leaders, as they negotiate the end of the nuclear stand-off.

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The two discussed various bilateral issues, officials said, but neither Beijing, which supported North Korea in the war, nor Seoul confirmed whether they discussed a declaration ending the war.

North Korea has threatened to attack the USA and its allies with nuclear weapons on numerous occasions. "New images just today show that North Korea has begun the process of dismantling a key missile site, and we appreciate that", Trump said, an apparent reference to images of the Sohae Satellite Launching Station published Monday by the prominent monitoring group 38 North.

More than 35,000 Americans were killed on the Korean Peninsula during the war and around 7,700 of them are still considered missing, including 5,300 in North Korea alone.

North Korea has provided nearly no information to help identify the individuals whose remains are being repatriated to the United States last week, a USA defense official told VOA. Tuesday's meeting ended without a breakthrough, but top delegates from both sides said they had made progress.

Melissa Hanham, a North Korea expert at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, tells the BBC that satellite images show there has been "regular traffic in and out of the building" at the Sanumdong facility-and the pattern didn't change throughout peace talks in Singapore and the DMZ.

"Regime survival and perpetuation of Kim family rule" are Kim's guiding principles, he said.

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The remains were then moved in gray vans to an airfield where USA and South Korean soldiers loaded them one by one into two transport planes.

The Sanum-dong site is associated with North Korea's ICBM program. He brushed aside suggestions that the administration had been deceived by Kim.

The Trump-Kim summit yielded a joint statement, but no binding deal.

The Pentagon said it was "absolutely" considering the possibility of sending personnel to North Korea for this goal. "They are negotiating for recognition of their nuclear weapons".

During the previous ARF session hosted by the Philippines, they had no formal talks other than a minutes-long encounter.

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