North Korea appears to be building new ballistic missiles despite recent warming ties with the Trump administration, Washington Post reported.
Unnamed US officials told the Washington Post that spy satellites had spotted continuing activity at a site that has produced ballistic missiles.
Reuters news agency quotes an official as saying it is unclear how far the work has gone. Reuters also added that satellite imaging showed vehicles moving in and out of the facility, but not the extent of any missile construction.
Newly obtained evidence, including satellite photos taken recently, indicates that work is underway on at least one and possibly two liquid-fueled ICBMs at a large research facility in Sanumdong, on the outskirts of Pyongyang, according to the officials.
The factory is known to have produced the Hwasong-15, perhaps the most powerful missile in North Korea’s arsenal and the first North Korean ICBM capable of reaching the United States.
Another report in June, in the Diplomat, said North Korea was still making support equipment and launchers for its missiles.
President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in June. After the first meeting between sitting leaders from the two countries, the two men pledged to work towards denuclearisation. Mr Trump later said North Korea was “no longer a nuclear threat”.
At the landmark meeting in Singapore, Mr Trump and Mr Kim agreed to work towards the “complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula“.