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N Korea at crossroads

North Korea is rebuilding its ICBM launch site, South says

Work signals Pyongyang may be preparing to resume its nuclear weapons program

North Korea tested three intercontinental ballistic missiles in 2017, before tensions eased on the Korean Peninsula last year.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- North Korea is rebuilding its long-range missile launch site in the northwestern coastal town of Tongchang-ri, South Korea's spy agency said, in a sign that Pyongyang may be preparing to resume its nuclear weapons program.

National Intelligence Service Director Suh Hoon said that North Korea is putting a roof and doors on the site, where intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the U.S. mainland can be launched. This is despite North Korean leader Kim Jong Un promising to dismantle the facility in a September summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

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