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N Korea at crossroads

US think tank identifies at least 13 undeclared missile bases in North Korea

Seoul downplays findings as 'nothing new'

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel during his visit to Pyongyang, in this photo released on Nov. 5 (KCNA).   © Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) -- A U.S. think tank said on Monday it had identified at least 13 of an estimated 20 undeclared missile bases inside North Korea, underscoring the challenge for American negotiators hoping to persuade Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.

In reports released by the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), researchers said maintenance and minor infrastructure improvements had been observed at some of the sites despite the negotiations.

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