South Korea Sees No Sign of Imminent North Korean Missile Launch

Breitbart | 3/18/2019 | Staff
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South Korean Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo told his parliament on Monday there is no sign of an imminent missile launch from North Korea, despite some provocative activity spotted by satellite at the rocket launch facility in Tongchang-ri.

“It’s hasty to call it missile-related activity. Tongchang-ri is a launch site but we don’t see any activity being carried out for a missile launch,” Jeong said.

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Jeong refused to comment on whether the launch facility has been restored to full operational capability. Analysts said earlier this month that significant construction activity has been detected by satellites at the facility, also known as Sohae. The activity seemed to have largely subsided as of last week.

South Korean Unification Minister Cho Myoung-gyon alluded on Monday to speculation that North Korea is ostentatiously refurbishing the Sohae facility, with activity like roof repairs that would be clearly visible to satellites, in order to build up leverage for nuclear negotiations. Cho said further analysis is needed to determine the North’s “exact intentions.”

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North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-**** on Friday issued Pyongyang’s clearest threat to break off negotiations and resume nuclear missile research.

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton warned the North Koreans not to resume missile launches on Sunday.

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