North Korea is working on new missiles

North Korea is working on new missiles

Satellite photos and other evidence indicates that efforts were underway to assemble at least one, and possibly two, liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missiles, the Post reported, citing unidentified officials familiar with United States intelligence who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

USA intelligence officials, citing newly obtained evidence, have concluded that North Korea does not intend to fully surrender its nuclear stockpile, and instead is considering ways to hide the number of weapons it has and secret production facilities, according to US officials.

Trump traveled to Singapore in June for a summit with Kim and, following the meeting, Trump announced that North Korea no longer posed a nuclear threat - despite a lack of evidence proving that the North Koreans would cease to continue its nuclear program.

But what about the pledge that Kim signed?

South Korea's defense ministry last week said it plans to reduce guard posts and equipment along the border as an initial step to implement the agreement.

Besides being the US's largest trading partner, China is arguably the most important player in Trump's "maximum pressure" campaign to force Kim to give up his nuclear arsenal. The North Koreans aren't puttering around with new missiles for their health.

The official added: "We remain concerned about the scale of North Korea's illicit procurement, in particular of refined petroleum products via UN-prohibited ship-to-ship transfers".

"We look forward to potentially pursuing [remains recovery] operations in North Korea in the future and we're very hopeful", said Rear Admiral Jon Kreitz, the deputy director of Hawaii's military laboratory.

They believe North Korea is building at least one of its Hwasong-15 missiles there.

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Honor guards carry the remains of US servicemen killed in the Korean War and collected in North Korea, during a ceremony at the Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Wednesday.

Last Friday, North Korea returned what were said to be dozens of remains of American soldiers missing from the 1950-53 Korean War, something Kim promised during his summit with Trump.

The good news, from Trump's standpoint, is that it will take years to definitively identify the remains.

The remains of close to 5,000 US soldiers have yet to be recovered from North Korea.

That was the case with US negotiations with the Soviet Union during the Cold War, and more recently with Iran, "which continued to build more centrifuges capable of producing nuclear material even as it negotiated with the United States to limit those capabilities", Wit said.

During the meeting, Maharani invited a joint North and South Korean team to take part in the Asian Games, as part of efforts to improve relations between the countries and strengthen reconciliation progress on the Korean Peninsula.

These are not the first reports that North Korea may be continuing its weapons programme, casting doubt on the real impact of the summit in Singapore.

The North Koreans are publicly dismantling an engine test stand at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station. "Fissile Material" is uranium or plutonium that can be used to produce the nuclear fission reaction necessary for nuclear weapons.

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