North Korea Reportedly Expanded Missile Facility During Talks With Trump, Analysts Say

A North Korea missile production facility in the city of Hamhung seen from a satellite image taken on June 29, 2018.\ HANDOUT/ REUTERS

North Korea continued to develop a rocket-engine facility prior to the historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, Bloomberg reported Monday, based on newly revealed satellite images examined by the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

The factory shown in the images produces wound-filament airframes and nozzles for engines used in solid-fuel missiles, the report by the Middlebury Institute said.Korean solid-fuel missiles pose a serious threatת especially because they can be kept hidden while fueled, which makes it more difficult to target them in a counter-attack and also makes it easier to deploy them.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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