North Korea Seen Expanding Missile Base

Kim Jong Un clears schedule for historic visit to Seoul

People lie, satellite images don't-hence why the United States and South Korea are closely monitoring a new suspected missile site near North Korea's central border with China.

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.

There was no immediate reaction from the Trump administration Thursday to the reports that raised concern in national security circles about the pace of denuclearization talks between Washington and Pyongyang.

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shake hands during the signing of a document after their summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore, June 12, 2018.

New satellite imagery shows what appears to be improvements to the Yeongjeo-dong missile base, a facility located in North Korea's mountainous interior, as well as work on a new facility, Hoejung-ri, 11 kilometers (seven miles) away.

Last year, the US led a series of U.N. Security Council sanctions resolutions punishing the North for its tests of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles.

"That's why I think the president thinks that another summit is likely to be productive".

Despite the initial optimism generated by Kim and Trump's June summit meeting in Singapore, little has transpired since then.

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"Those missiles are being deployed at bases throughout North Korea, many of which have always been known to outside analysts".

His remarks come as the North has protested the sanctions regime, contributing to the recent impasse in U.S.

"North Korea appears to have begun to expand the base significantly, starting with the construction of a new headquarters area in 2014", the report stated.

Last month, Vice President Mike Pence told NBC News that the USA will not require North Korea to provide a full list of its nuclear and missile sites before Trump meets again with Kim.

In an interview with Radio Free Asia, Thae Yong-ho, who defected from the North while serving as deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom, said that Pyongyang would never agree to end its weapons programme through a "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization" process.

In 2000, the United States sought access to this and other missile bases as part of an agreement to end North Korea's missile program - and was rebuffed by Kim Jong Un's father, Kim Jong Il.

"Up through the valley there are a pair of hardened "drive-through" shelters that were covered with soil and had trees planted on them to disguise them".

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