North Korea Is Constructing New Missiles, US Intelligence Reports
Just weeks after Donald Trump praised himself for ending the North Korean threat, U.S. intelligence officials have informed the Washington Post on Monday that the regime is in the process of building new missiles.
Trump had claimed weeks ago, following his summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, that North Korea is “no longer a Nuclear Treat.”
That was debunked on Monday when U.S. intelligence officials told the Post that North Korea is building new weapons.
According to the Post, Satellite images that were taken in recent weeks revealed that at least one and possibly two liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) are being worked on at a large research facility in Sanumdong, outside of the capital of Pyongyang.
“We see them going to work, just as before,” one U.S. official, who chose to stay anonymous, told The Post.
According to the report, U.S. spy networks have seen supply trucks coming in and out of the missile facility daily.
The officials noted that the trailers were identical to the ones North Korea had used to transport the previous ICBMs.
The facility is “not dead, by any stretch of the imagination,” said Jeffrey Lewis, director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies.
“It’s active. We see shipping containers and vehicles coming and going,” Lewis said. “This is a facility where they build ICBMs and space-launch vehicles.”