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World North Korea says it conducted another crucial test at satellite launch site: KCNA

09:05  14 december  2019
09:05  14 december  2019 Source:   reuters.com

New satellite image shows activity at previously dismantled North Korean test site

  New satellite image shows activity at previously dismantled North Korean test site A new satellite image obtained by CNN indicates North Korea may be preparing to resume testing engines used to power satellite launchers and intercontinental ballistic missiles at a site President Donald Trump previously claimed was dismantled after his Singapore summit with dictator Kim Jong Un this summer, according to experts who analyzed the photo. The commercial satellite imagery, which was captured on Thursday by Planet Labs, shows new activity at Sohae Satellite Launching Station and the presence of a large shipping container at the facility's engine test stand, according Jeffrey Lewis, director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program

North Korea has carried out a "very important" test at its Sohae satellite launch site , state media KCNA reported on Sunday, a rocket testing ground that U.S. officials once France 24 correspondent Rufina Park on North Korea 's announced 'very important test ' at former dismantled launch site .

The reported test took place on Saturday afternoon local time, a spokesman for North Korea ’s Academy of National Defense Science reported in a statement carried by KCNA , which lauded the launch On Tuesday, Pyongyang launched another broadside at the US for dragging out the talks.

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said it had conducted another test at a satellite launch site on Friday to bolster its strategic nuclear deterrence, North Korean state media outlet KCNA reported on Saturday.

a kite flying in the air: FILE PHOTO - A North Korean flag flutters on top of a tower at North Korea's propaganda village of Gijungdong, as seen from Paju © Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji FILE PHOTO - A North Korean flag flutters on top of a tower at North Korea's propaganda village of Gijungdong, as seen from Paju

KCNA on Sunday said that North Korea had carried out a "very important" test at the Sohae satellite launch site, a rocket-testing ground that U.S. officials once said North Korea had promised to close.

The latest KCNA report called the event on Friday a "successful test of great significance" but did not specify what was tested.

(Reporting by Heekyong Yang. Editing by Gerry Doyle)

Satellite photos show work on North Korean site linked to long-range missiles .
The new evidence comes as U.S. military and intelligence officials are increasingly concerned that North Korea is poised to conduct a long-range missile test in the next few days or weeks.Commercial satellite images from Planet Labs show a temporary structure at the site to accommodate the raising of a launcher arm, according to Jeffrey Lewis, director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

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