North Korean missile base active amid construction of new launch facility

Source: Washington Examiner | December 5, 2018 | Diana Stancy Correll

North Korea is keeping long-range missile site active and is erecting a new, previously unidentified facility several miles away, according to a new report.

According to satellite images examined by researchers at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, the Yeongjeo-dong missile base has been active and “in the past year North Korea has significantly expanded a nearby facility that appears to be another missile base.”

The satellite images, obtained by CNN, indicate that the new facility was being built in 2017 and was still undergoing work in August 2018 — after President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed at a June summit to “work toward complete denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula.

“Whatever Kim says about his desire for denuclearization, North Korea continues to produce and deploy nuclear armed missiles,” said Jeffrey Lewis, an analyst from Middlebury Institute of International Studies, according to CNN.

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    Say, Donnie, what was that about North Korea no longer being a threat?

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