North Korea possibly constructing new intercontinental ballistic missiles

The Sanumdong factory produced two Hwasong-15 ICBMs, North Korea's longest-range missiles, but the U.S. official noted that Pyongyang still had not tested a reliable re-entry vehicle capable of surviving a high-velocity trip through the Earth's atmosphere and delivering a nuclear warhead.

One US source said North Korea appears to be building one or two new liquid-fuelled ICBMs at the research facility on the outskirts of Pyongyang.

US officials also are eager to resume searches in North Korea for more remains, an effort that has been stalled for more than a decade due to rising nuclear tensions. It is unclear whether Kim will follow through on any of those promises as the country's officials have discussed plans to deceive Washington about their unclear arsenal, according to the Post.

Second, did Kim actually agree, as Pompeo claims, to "the final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea?"

If the reported North Korean nuclear activity seems inconsistent with what went down at the meeting in Indonesia, it's because Trump oversold the progress he made there. Solid-fueled missiles can be very quickly launched giving the U.S. very limited warning The National Security Council declined to comment when reached by CNN.

A report from late June conducted by the group 38 North found evidence based on satellite images that North Korea had been making a number of improvements to the infrastructure at multiple nuclear testing sites.

There have also been reports that North Korea is operating a uranium enrichment facility in secret.

Kim Jong-un agreed to "denuclearise" North Korea.

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"I don't have any announcement today but it's natural to get a lot of business done. but we are not there for any announcements", the official said.

Foreign-policy experts have remained skeptical about North Korea's intentions, given its history on withdrawing from prior agreements.

The Post mentioned that workers were seen dismantling an engine test stand at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station on the North's west coast, but noted that many experts see it as a symbolic gesture as Pyongyang has successfully launched ICBMs that use the kind of liquid-fueled engines tested at Sohae.

Narang said the aim of such a strategy would be to obtain sanctions relief, while still retaining a deterrent - what he called "the best of all worlds for North Korea".

More than 35,000 Americans were killed on the Korean Peninsula during the war and around 7,700 of them are still considered missing, including 5,300 in North Korea alone.

The Post's report cited unidentified officials familiar with intelligence reporting.

The North demonstrated sharp progress in its program past year when it test-fired numerous missiles and conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test.

It's been unclear what both sides mean by "complete denuclearisation", and no further details have been released about when or how Pyongyang would renounce its nuclear weapons nor how the process would be verified.

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