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N. Korea 'significantly' expands key missile base: report

All Headlines 06:51 December 06, 2018

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (Yonhap) -- North Korea has "significantly" expanded a key long-range missile base while denuclearization negotiations with the United States have stalled, CNN reported Wednesday, citing new satellite imagery.

It's the latest in a series of reports suggesting that North Korea continues to develop its missile programs short of an agreed plan with the U.S. to dismantle them.

The base is identified in a report by the Middlebury Institute of International Studies as being located in Yeongjeo-dong in the mountainous interior of the country, CNN said. There is also construction on a previously unreported site, 7 miles from the Yeongjeo-dong base.

"Satellite images show that the base remains active," the report says, according to CNN. "Moreover, in the past year North Korea has significantly expanded a nearby facility that appears to be another missile base."

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