A March 6 satellite image of North Korea's Sohae Satellite Launching Station which the 38 North website says “appears to be rebuilt and operational”. Photo: Airbus DS / Reuters

US plays down reports a North Korean rocket site had ‘returned to normal operational status’

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un last year agreed to shut the site – but satellite photos show otherwise
  • US State Department official concedes some activity, but says it is not clear ‘why it’s happening and for what purpose’
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A March 6 satellite image of North Korea's Sohae Satellite Launching Station which the 38 North website says “appears to be rebuilt and operational”. Photo: Airbus DS / Reuters
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A March 2012 satellite file image provided by DigitalGlobe shows North Korea’s Tongchang-ri Launch Facility on the nation’s western coast. Photo: AP

North Korea rebuilding part of missile launch site it promised it would dismantle at first Trump-Kim summit in Singapore: reports

  • Reports by Yonhap news agency and US think tanks indicate work is taking place at the Tongchang-ri launch site which Kim had promised Trump he would dismantle at the first summit in Singapore
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A March 2012 satellite file image provided by DigitalGlobe shows North Korea’s Tongchang-ri Launch Facility on the nation’s western coast. Photo: AP
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