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Pyongyang 'rebuilding' rocket launch site

2019-03-07 09:56:57       source:The Straits Times

March 7, 2019

Reports that North Korea has started rebuilding part of a dismantled rocket launch site set off alarm bells yesterday, just as US national security adviser John Bolton warned that Washington may tighten sanctions if Pyongyang refuses to give up nuclear weapons.

The turn of events came after US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un failed to reach an agreement during their summit talks in Hanoi last week.

Analysts urged calm, stressing that no ballistic missile has been fired from the Tongchang-ri rocket launch pad near the border with China and that there are no signs yet that the North is preparing for any kind of provocation.

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