North Korea is Totally Still Upgrading Nuke Program, Despite Big Trump Summit

“There will be denuclearization,” President Donald Trump said at a rally in Duluth, MN last Wednesday. “That’s the real story.”

Now, in the words of the late radio legend Paul Harvey, the rest of the story:

Despite the president’s assurances, North Korea has been upgrading its nuclear program in the two weeks following the June 12 summit in Singapore. That’s according to watchdog group 38 North — which posted satellite imagery to its website backing its assertions.

The images show that North Korea has made a series of infrastructure upgrades to its only known nuclear reactor. Among the improvements; new buildings have been erected, covered pipe trench has been completed, and cooling units have been added.

The 38 North report cautions that the continued work, “should not be seen as having any relationship to North Korea’s pledge to denuclearize.” However, 38 North’s managing editor, Jenny Town, stated on Twitter that the construction does show why an “actual deal” is needed — not the nebulous pact signed by Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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