North Korea initiates dismantling key part of rocket launch site in the country’s north-west as a part of an effort to fulfill a denuclearization pact, the agreement made between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in June at a summit.
Satellite pictures posted by a major think-tank on North Korea displays that the government has begun disassembling parts of the Sohae Satellite Launching Station, suggests a US-based monitoring group 38 North. The Sohae Satellite Launching Station is located among dense forest and hills near the northern border with China.
“Since these facilities are believed to have played an important role in the development of technologies for the North’s intercontinental ballistic missile program, these efforts represent a significant confidence-building measure on the part of North Korea,” according to Joseph Bermudez Jr at 38 North.
The report also notes that labors will disassemble a building that is being used to construct space-launch vehicles as well as a nearby rocket engine test stand used to assemble liquid-fuel engines for ballistic missiles and space-launch vehicles.
During a historic summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un in Singapore last month, both heads collaboratively signed an agreement of working towards the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”
Earlier on Monday, Mr. Trump said that North Korea didn’t launch any missiles or perform nuclear tests during the last nine months. Last week, he commented that there was “no time limit” for North Korea to denuclearise.
“Wrong, very happy!” Mr. Trump in the Tweet.
“A Rocket has not been launched by North Korea in 9 months. Likewise, no Nuclear Tests. Japan is happy, all of Asia is happy.”
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