While people are still talking about Trump’s recent summit with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, there’s a new focus on his previous summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Indicators including recent satellite imagery show that North Korea is developing new missiles, according to a media report.
The Washington post first reported the development. It said on Monday that U.S. intelligence agencies are seeing signs that Pyongyang is building the missiles in the same research facility that manufactured the country’s first intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) that are capable of reaching mainland USA.
There is now evidence that work has begun to build at least one and possibly two liquid-fueled ICBMs at the site in Sanumdong. It is on the outskirts of the capital Pyongyang. The Post cited officials speaking on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss classified intelligence.
Reuters reported photos and infrared images indicated that vehicles were moving in and out of the Sanumdong site, but did not show how advanced any building of missiles could be.
Good Morning America reported on this story as well. They tweeted this post: “North Korea building new missiles? Report: new evidence of activity at weapons site. @MarthRaddatz has the details.”
North Korea building new missiles? Report: new evidence of activity at weapons site. @MarthRaddatz has the details. pic.twitter.com/W2uCAld0hl
— Good Morning America (@GMA) July 31, 2018
These reports came after President Donald Trump tweeted following a summit last month in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that “there is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.” Kim promised the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” at the summit, but the short agreement said nothing about inspections or a verification process to make sure North Korea follows through.
What do you think the response should be if this report is accurate?