North Korea keeps secret base for ICBMs, report says
North Korea’s long-range rockets are being stored in a rugged mountain region
By Elizabeth Shim
North Korea could be maintaining a base for its intercontinental ballistic missiles in a north-central region of the country.
Satellite images from military journal Jane’s Defense Weekly showed Pyongyang has an advanced base where the country’s KN-08 long-range rockets are kept, South Korean news network Channel A reported Tuesday.
The area known as Yongrim in North Korea’s Jagang Province is a place more than a thousand meters above sea level surrounded by rugged mountain peaks.
The location is home to a North Korean underground hangar where Pyongyang most likely keeps KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missiles.
The weapons could be fired from three different passageways, according to the report. Read more