Researchers find undisclosed missile site in North Korea

Researchers have uncovered a secret ballistic missile base in North Korea, according to a report released Monday. 


The base is one of 20 of the North Korean government’s undeclared missile sites, according to a report by Beyond Parallel, a project sponsored by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). 


The base, according to the report, is likely not part of denuclearization talks between the United States and North Korea because it is undeclared. The site reportedly serves as the headquarters for the Strategic Force’s Nodong missile brigade.

{mosads}”The North Koreans are not going to negotiate over things they don’t disclose,” Victor Cha, one of the authors of the report, told NBC News. “It looks like they’re playing a game. They’re still going to have all this operational capability.”

The report comes as President Trump is reportedly planning to take part in a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam next month. The White House announced Friday that the two men will meet in late February, amid ongoing negotiations to get North Korea to abandon its nuclear program. 

Trump and Kim previously met in June in Singapore — the first time the sitting leaders of the two countries had met face-to-face.

They signed a joint declaration where North Korea and the U.S. agreed to work toward the “complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula” in exchange for unspecified security guarantees.

But Kim said late last month that he would have to seek a “new path” if the U.S. moves forward with sanctions and pressure and demanded that the U.S. not hold further joint military exercises with South Korea, according to media reports.
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