By Nick Baum
WEDNESDAY – 3/6/19
According to Yonhap, a South Korean news agency, intelligence agencies within South Korea believe that North Korea is rebuilding their Sohae Satellite Station, a missile launch site capable of firing long-range projectiles. Satellite imagery from a US-North Korean think tank reveals a restoration process in the vicinity.
The news has initially broken out about it just two days after the summit in Hanoi between President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. Both leaders failed to reach a deal, as Kim Jong Un said that the United States must lift all sanctions regarding the country, and in return they will take steps towards denuclearization, a deal Trump walked away from, according to CNN.
The launch site, which had never actually launched a missile but rather a satellite, has the capability to do so. The site was decommissioned around mid-July, with no work going on in the area until the photos revealed so. As of now, neither the United States or North Korean government have spoken about the issue.
Sources and pictures: AF.mil, Yonhap, CNN, Foreign Affairs, Twitter