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North Korea Reportedly Expanding Ballistic Missile Production Facility

The Wall Street Journal reports that work to expand a facility for the production of solid-fuel ballistic missiles was underway as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was with President Trump.
A photo taken in February 2017 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows the launch of the solid-fuel medium long-range ballistic missile Pukguksong-2 at an undisclosed location. Source: AFP/Getty Images

North Korea is reportedly expanding a facility to build solid-fuel ballistic missiles — a further sign that despite last month's summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, Pyongyang is pressing ahead with its nuclear programs.

, citing satellite imagery, reports that the bulk of the new construction at the facility in the North Korean city of Hamhung took place in April and June, around the

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