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North Korea Is Reportedly Dismantling Key Missile Program Facilities

Monitoring group 38 North says satellite images seem to show the country is tearing down facilities key to its missile program.
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North Korea Is Reportedly Dismantling Key Missile Program Facilities

North Korea has begun dismantling what are believed to be key facilities in its intercontinental ballistic missile program, according to monitoring group 38 North.

New images from the Sohae Satellite Launching Station appear to show partially dismantled structures, including a rail-mounted transfer structure where space launch vehicles are assembled and a rocket engine test stand.

The Sohae station is North Korea's main satellite launch facility. If it's dismantled, that could be a significant step toward denuclearization in North Korea. 

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed a joint statement at their historic Singapore summit in June. It said the U.S. would provide "security guarantees" for "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."