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North Korea ‘rebuilding’ long-range rocket site

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South Korea has “detected signs” of North Korea “restoring an ancillary building” of its Dongchang-ri long-range missile launch site, which was partially disassembled last year, local media reported.

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Quoting a government source in Seoul, South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Wednesday Pyongyang had started dismantling the missile site, a launch pad and a railway linking them last June and “suspended it the following month, and that the signs of the North reassembling the building have recently emerged”.

The development came just days after Hanoi summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un which failed to reach any consensus on Korean peninsula denuclearization.

Yonhap said, Seoul's National Intelligence Service told the National Assembly's intelligence committee on Tuesday that the North “appeared to be putting back a roof and a door on a Dongchang-ri facility."


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