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N Korea at crossroads

Construction spotted at North Korea nuclear site, report says

Analysts say satellite imagery shows first construction at location since 2018

People watch a TV showing a file image of a North Korean missile launch during a news program in Seoul on March 5.    © AP

SEOUL (Reuters) -- Commercial satellite imagery shows construction at North Korea's nuclear testing site for the first time since it was closed in 2018, U.S.-based analysts said on Tuesday, amid fears the country could resume testing major weapons.

Images captured by satellite on Friday showed very early signs of activity at the new site, including construction of a new building, repair of another building, and what is possibly some lumber and sawdust, specialists at the California-based James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) said in a report.

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