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Satellite images show activity at N Korean missile base: CNN

AFP  |  Washington 

North has expanded a key long-range missile base in the months since a summit between the country's and US Donald Trump, according to published by on Wednesday.

The two men met in in June and signed a vaguely worded document that pledged to "work toward" the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, though it did not detail specifics on how this would come about.

According to CNN, has upgraded the Yeongjeo-dong missile base in North Korea's mountainous interior and has built up another facility that had not previously been publicly identified.

Experts told network that the site's location made it suitable to host North Korea's newest long-range missiles, including ones that could carry nuclear warheads.

In a statement the said: "We watch North very closely but we cannot discuss intelligence." Trump said on Saturday that he hoped to organize a second summit with Kim in early 2019.

said Tuesday that Trump thinks the North Korean strongman hasn't met the commitments he made at the summit. US officials insist on the complete, verified and irreversible denuclearization of the before tough sanctions are lifted.

But the North has rejected demands for what it calls "unilateral" disarmament, and has instead sought unspecified reciprocal US measures in a gradual process.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 04:42 IST