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Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Report: North Korea EXPANDS Key Missile Manufacturing Plant

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on Sunday that analysis of satellite images by a private-sector watchdog group suggests North Korea recently completed expanding one of its most important missile manufacturing plants, a development that casts some doubt on Pyongyang’s enthusiasm for dismantling its nuclear and missile programs

The new analysis comes from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California, and is based on satellite photos provided by Planet Labs Inc. of San Francisco. The facility in question is called the Chemical Material Institute of Hamhung.

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un sketched out plans to expand the Hamhung facility during a visit in August, and those expansions now appear to be completed, even though construction did not begin in earnest until after Kim’s landmark summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in April. A more modest amount of work appears to have been completed at two nearby missile production facilities as well.

“The expansion of the production infrastructure for North Korea’s solid-fuel missile infrastructure probably suggests that Kim Jong Un does not intend to abandon his nuclear and missile programs,” said researcher David Schmerler of the Middlebury Institute’s Center for Nonproliferation Studies.

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Anonymous said...

Male bovine manure.This is nothing but the warmongers stirring the pot.
These facilities are not new,but have been there and known for years.
With the track record of the U$A,Afghanistan,Iraq,Libya,ect.,NK is not going to de-nuke until a rock solid treaty is agreed and in place.

Anonymous said...

Go ahead with you're bad self Rocket Man. Trump will wipe that grin off yo face.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but they still don't have a Walmart.

Anonymous said...

This is the expansion of the factory that the Clinton foundation paid for.

Anonymous said...

They needed to expand the missile factory to use the Uranium Clinton sold to Russia.