Satellite Images Show North Korea Continues to Improve Nuclear Technologies

Satellite images show that North Korea continues to make improvements to one of its nuclear research facilities, proving that the government has little interest in actually giving up its nuclear arsenal. The improvements are made to North Korea’s Yongbyon Nuclear Scientific Research Center.

According to NBC News, the U.S. intelligence agencies believe North Korea has increased its fuel production for nuclear missiles at several secret research sites, adding officials fear Kim may try to keep the sites hidden amid negotiations with the U.S.

“There is no way North Korea will ever give up its nuclear weapons — ever,” said Harry Kazianis, director of The Center for the National Interest think tank, in response to the latest news.

“Since the summit, we have learned that North Korea is looking for one thing only from the Trump administration: nuclear acceptance, not disarmament,” Kazianis said.

The June 12 summit between Trump and Kim turned out to be only a propaganda victory for Kim Jong-un.

At the summit, President Donald Trump agreed to temporarily halt major military exercises on the Korean Peninsula while talks continue.

Trump also faced a wave of criticisms for his claims that North Korea was no longer a nuclear threat.

On Twitter after the summit, Trump wrote that “everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!”

However, since then Administration officials have walked those comments back.

Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday told lawmakers that the U.S. still faces a nuclear threat from North Korea.

“I don’t think there’s any doubt about that,” Pompeo told a congressional panel this week.

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