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N Korea conducting new construction at missile site: US institute

Washington: A US research institute says North Korea is conducting major construction at its main missile launch site, apparently to accommodate larger rockets and new mobile missiles.

The findings are based on analysis of October 9 satellite imagery of the Sohae site where the North launched a long-range rocket into space last December in defiance of a UN ban on its use of ballistic missile technology.

In this Oct. 10, 2013, photo, North Korean military members salute in front of two statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il on Mansu Hill to mark the 68th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang, North Korea. AP

In this October 10, 2013, photo, N Korean military members salute statues of the late leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il to mark the 68th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang. AP

US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies said Monday a possible new launch pad for mobile missiles is being constructed and could be complete by mid-2014. A separate launch tower used for December's launch is also being upgraded, possibly to handle larger rockets.

It the latest sign North Korea is advancing its weapons programs despite saying it wants to resume disarmament negotiations.

AP


Updated Date: Oct 29, 2013 04:31 AM

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