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North Korea possibly constructing new intercontinental ballistic missiles

North Korea possibly constructing new intercontinental ballistic missiles

New indicators, including satellite images, show that North Korea could be in the midst of building new missiles, the Washington Post reported Monday, citing officials familiar with the intelligence.

According to the USA official who spoke to Reuters, one photo showed a truck and covered trailer similar to those the North has used to move its ICBMs.

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

U.S. spy agencies have found evidence that North Korea is building ballistic missiles, it was claimed last night.

The evidence, obtained this month, is the latest to suggest ongoing activity in North Korea's nuclear and missile facilities despite talks with the United States and a June summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump. The Diplomat earlier this month had exclusively revealed North Korea's covert uranium enrichment site of Kangson, also on the outskirts of Pyongyang.

Pentagon officials said they would not comment on intelligence matters, though the leaked assessment comes after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly said last week that Pyongyang is still making nuclear fissile material.

"Generally speaking what I can tell you is that the remains are consistent with the remains we have recovered in North Korea", John Byrd, director of analysis for the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency told a news conference before the ceremony.

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When the remains of Americans handed over by North Korea arrive in Hawaii on Wednesday, the US military will begin a painstaking identification process that experts said could take from three days to two decades to complete.

The Washington Post reported on Monday that USA intelligence agencies are seeing signs that work is under way on one or two liquid-fueled ICMBs at the Sanumdong research facility, according to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Their strategy includes potentially asserting that they have fully denuclearized by declaring and disposing of 20 warheads while retaining dozens more.

"However, the attitude and stance the United States showed in the first high-level meeting (between the countries) was no doubt regrettable", the spokesman said. That process, Duus said, can take a very long time depending on how degraded the remains are.

During the meeting, Indonesia welcomed the participation of joint North and South Korean teams at the Asian Games, which Puan said could strengthen friendship and further peace efforts on the Korean Peninsula, according to a statement from the Indonesian Embassy in Pyongyang. He declared that North Korea is "no longer a nuclear threat". The US military presence in South Korea is the backbone of its security commitment to South Korea, which doesn't' have nuclear weapons.

But Narang said the most interesting revelation was not that the North was continuing to build its nuclear forces, but rather the apparent strategy of deception.

However, officials did note to the Washington Post that another launch facility - the Sohae Satellite Launching Station on the West Coast - was being partially dismantled.