Report of North Korea’s ‘Undisclosed’ Missile Bases Not New: Seoul
Seoul/Washington: South Korea’s presidential office on Tuesday played down a report on North Korea’s “undisclosed” missile sites, saying the state intelligence communities of Seoul and Washington earlier acquired relevant information. The presidential office said that it was going too far to call the North’s continued activity a “great deception” given that it had no specific agreement to dismantle or disclose the facilities mentioned in the report issued on Monday by Beyond Parallel, a group at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) based in Washington.
South Korea’s Presidential office spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said that the facilities had nothing to do with intercontinental ballistic missiles or intermediate-range ballistic missiles, Yonhap news agency reported. The group said it located 13 out of an estimated 20 missile operating bases undeclared by the secretive communist regime. (IANS)