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Tags: missiles | denuclearization | korean peninsula | kim jong un

WashPost: North Korea Still Building Missiles

WashPost: North Korea Still Building Missiles
North Korea's Kim Jong Un (AP)

By    |   Monday, 30 July 2018 08:25 PM EDT

Government officials believe North Korea is continuing to manufacture missiles in a facility near its capital of Pyongyang.

According to The Washington Post, the officials cited satellite images that purportedly show activity at the Sanumdong military facility. North Korea has already made two of its ICBMs at that plant.

Intelligence officials told the Post that trucks and shipping containers can be seen at the facility. They believe North Korea is building at least one of its Hwasong-15 missiles there.

"We see them going to work, just as before," one official told the Post.

Independent experts came to the same conclusion. Jeffrey Lewis of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies told the Post the site is "active. We see shipping containers and vehicles coming and going. This is a facility where they build ICBMs and space-launch vehicles."

There was activity at the Sanumdong site before President Donald Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, during which the two leaders discussed the future of the latter's nuclear weapons program. Trump has since said Kim is willing to give up his nukes, but signals from the secretive nation have been mixed.

Aside from the Sanumdong plant work, North Korea continues to make nuclear material at another plant, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed last week.

North Korea is, however, dismantling some of its missile test sites.

No official agreement was struck between Trump and Kim, but both sides are working on a deal.

North Korea has threatened to attack the U.S. and its allies with nuclear weapons on numerous occasions. No threats or missile tests have occurred since Trump and Kim met in June.

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U.S. government officials believe North Korea is continuing to manufacture missiles in a facility near its capital of Pyongyang, The Washington Post reported.
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