January 23, 2019 10:58
A U.S. think tank has spotted another secret missile site in North Korea ahead of a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
The U.S. Center for Strategic and International Studies on Monday published a report on the undisclosed Sino-ri missile base in North Korea.
Late last year, U.S. researchers also uncovered two other secret missile bases in Sakkanmol and Yongjo-dong.
"While diplomacy is critical, and should be the primary way to resolve the North Korean nuclear problem, any future agreement must take account of all of the operational missile base facilities that are a threat to U.S. and South Korean security," the report said.
The base is located near the demilitarized zone that divides the two Koreas and provides "an operational-level nuclear or conventional first-strike capability against targets located both throughout the Korean Peninsula and in most of Japan," the report added.
Meanwhile, a former senior Cheong Wa Dae official involved in U.S.-North Korea talks a few years back said there are an estimated 10 uranium enrichment facilities in the North, according to the Asahi Shimbun.
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