Major construction at North Korea's rocket test site: Website
SEOUL (AFP) - Fresh satellite imagery shows North Korea has embarked on a major new construction programme at the facility where it launched a long-range rocket in December, a US research institute said.
The construction includes what could be a possible new launch pad for testing mobile ballistic missiles, the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University posted on its 38 North website on Friday.
Work has been under way at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station, commonly referred to as Tongchang-ri, since the middle of the year, it said.
The station near the northwestern coast was the base for the communist state's successful Unha-3 rocket launch in December, which was widely condemned in the West as a disguised long-range ballistic missile test banned under United Nations resolutions.