Published: Wed, July 25, 2018
World | By Camille Rivera

Satellite images show North Korea is 'dismantling facilities at ballistic missile site'

Satellite images show North Korea is 'dismantling facilities at ballistic missile site'

According to The Associated Press, analysts say images show a rocket engine test stand and another building being razed by North Korean forces.

Trump said last week that US relations with North Korea "are very good and the process is moving along". When asked what further steps were needed by North Korea, . the top US diplomat stated the North needs to "completely, fully denuclearize",.as that's what Kim Jong-un committed to.

"This could - and that's a big "could" - mean that North Korea is also willing to forgo satellite launches for the time being as well as nuclear and missile tests".

We are "working to bring back the remains of your brothers-in-arms who gave their lives to Korea", Trump said in an address to the Veterans of Foreign Wars group.

Jenny Town, managing editor of 38 North, which is based at Washington's Stimson Center, said the work at Sohae could be an important move to keep negotiations going.

CBS News identified it was the Sohae station that Kim promised to destroy, citing US government officials in June.

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"Any dismantling by #NorthKorea is good".

President Trump walks from the Oval Office to board the Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday. "This is largely symbolic & does little to degrade their risky & growing ICBM capability which relies on different sites & different technology".

The publication of the new images emerged just hours after Donald Trump refuted what he called "fake news reports" that claimed that he was somehow frustrated over the lack of progress of the North Korean denuclearization agreed upon at the Singapore summit last month.

And the steps taken by North Korea so far are all reversible, says Dr Narang. "Wrong, very happy!" Trump tweeted on Monday morning.

"Since these facilities are believed to have played an important role in the development of technologies for the North's intercontinental ballistic missile program, these efforts represent a significant confidence-building measure on the part of North Korea", according to 38 North's Joseph Bermudez Jr.

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Cranes and other construction vehicles are also seen in the pictures.

Since the Singapore summit, satellite imagery has picked up signs that North Korea may actually have advanced its nuclear and missile programs.

The North suspended long-range missile tests and blew up its main nuclear testing site as goodwill gestures. Missile defense systems deployed in South Korea, Japan and the United States prove inadequate to stop the large number of incoming ballistic missiles.

"We need to leave the negotiating table with the same understanding, and we should get it in writing", he said.

Some experts believe North Korea is trying to build trust with the U.S. The two sides continue diplomatic talks aimed at ending North Korea's nuclear weapons program. "And it became clear that they did not [have] the same understanding". And he worries that what he sees as Washington's unrealistic expectations for the North's complete denuclearization will doom any hope for peaceful resolution to the threat of nuclear war. "That's the steps that Chairman Kim committed to and that the world has demanded", Pompeo added. "It's that straightforward", he said.

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