N. Korean missiles shifted from production facility

Several North Korean missiles were recently spotted being moved from a rocket facility in the capital Pyongyang.
Several North Korean missiles were recently spotted being moved from a rocket facility in the capital Pyongyang. PHOTO: REUTERS

SEOUL • Several North Korean missiles were recently spotted being moved from a rocket facility in the capital Pyongyang, South Korea's Korean Broadcasting System reported late last Friday amid speculation that the North was preparing to take more provocative actions.

The report cited an unnamed source as saying South Korean and United States intelligence officials detected missiles being transported from the Missile Research and Development Facility at Sanum-dong, in the northern part of Pyongyang.

The report did not say when or where they had been moved.

The missiles could be either the intermediate range Hwasong-12 or intercontinental ballistic Hwasong-14, according to the report, though the missile facility has been dedicated to the production of intercontinental ballistic missiles.

South Korean officials have voiced concerns that the North could conduct more provocative acts near the anniversary of the founding of its communist party on Oct 10, or possibly when China holds its Communist Party Congress on Oct 18.

REUTERS

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