Neon Nettle
© 2019 Neon Nettle

Subscribe to our mailing list

Advertise Contact About Us Our Writers T&C's Privacy Support Us © 2019 Neon Nettle All Rights Reserved.

Leaked Satellite Images Show N Korea Upgrading Their Nuclear Facility

Was Kim Jong Un's promise to Donald Trump a lie?

 on 27th June 2018 @ 9.00pm
the leaked satellite images have revealed there are nuclear  operations continuing  in north korea © press
The leaked satellite images have revealed there are nuclear operations continuing in North Korea

North Korea is continuing to carry out improvements on its main nuclear research facility, despite Kim Jong Un's promise to Donald Trump to commit to 'denuclearisation' of the peninsula during this historic summit earlier this month.

The leaked satellite images revealed operations continuing at the Yongbyon nuclear site, with even several new buildings erected according to monitoring website 38 North.

Towards the end of the recent Singapore talks, Kim insisted he would 'work toward' the goal, but there are fears that there is still an undefined denuclearisation or set a deadline.

leaked satellite images show n korea upgrading their nuclear facility © press

The DailyMail reports: Trump claimed the process would start quickly, saying last week that 'It will be a total denuclearisation, which is already taking place.'

But the new satellite images does not show any slowing down of the continued development of Kim's main nuclear site, according to 38 North.

'Commercial satellite imagery from June 21 indicates that improvements to the infrastructure at... Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center are continuing at a rapid pace,' it said.

cool river  a newly in filled water channel is seen leading up to the new cooling water pump house from the river © press
Cool river: A newly in-filled water channel is seen leading up to the new cooling water pump house from the river

It noted 'continued operations' at the North's uranium enrichment plant and several new installations at the site - including an engineering office and a driveway to a building housing a nuclear reactor.

But continued operations at the site 'should not be seen as having any relationship with North Korea's pledge to denuclearise', it added.

 the images from 38 north show a new engineering office building  complete with a new concrete driveway © press
The images from 38 North show a new engineering office building, complete with a new concrete driveway,

Nuclear officials could be 'expected to proceed with business as usual until specific orders are issued from Pyongyang', it said.

The North last month blew up its aged but only nuclear test site at Punggye-ri - where it had staged six atomic tests - in a show of goodwill before the summit.

leaked satellite images show n korea upgrading their nuclear facility © press

But Pyongyang has kept its counsel on the denuclearization issue since the meeting, although state media have dialled down propaganda against the US, long dubbed the 'imperialist enemy.'

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been pushing for more follow-up talks to flesh out details over denuclearisation but no date has been set for when they would take place.

Share this post:

Facebook is heavily censoring information from independent sources.

To bypass internet censorship, connect with us directly by enabling our notifications (using the red subscription bell in the bottom right corner) or by subscribing to our free daily newsletter.

Get the latest news delivered straight to your inbox for free every day by signing up below.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Subscribe to our mailing list

Whatfinger banner

Follow Neon Nettle


PREV
BOOKMARK US
NEXT