Seoul on Alert as N.Korea Prepares Missile Launch

People watch a television broadcast on North Korea's Sohae rocket-testing facility at Seoul Station in Seoul South Korea

According to analyses of the satellite images provided by two US-based think tanks, Pyongyang has been rebuilding some key structures of the Sohae launch site - also known as Tongchang-ri - leading to speculation that it could soon launch a satellite onboard a space rocket, something which the global community considers a cover for testing intercontinental missiles.

JCS spokesman Kim Joon-rak spoke at a regular media briefing on Monday in response to questions about recent USA media reports that the North could have restored its Dongchang-ri missile launch site.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's name was not on the list of 687 candidates elected to the regime's Parliament in Sunday's election, the state media announced on Tuesday, although his sister was voted into the rubber-stamp Parliament.

"Based on past practices, these activities could be consistent with preparations for the delivery of a rocket to the launch pad or engine to the test stand; or they could be North Korean coercive bargain tactics", it said. Without the income derived from selling those export commodities, the North Korean economy is likely to face limits on its growth.

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He says both North Korea and the USA must restrain themselves to keep diplomacy alive. The UN Security Council recently granted a sanctions waiver on equipment needed to be sent into the North for the event.

The Kim dynasty has long seen nuclear weapons as a security guarantee against what it perceives as the hostile, bellicose intentions of the United States. "Some think it is likely to contract in 2019".

And it notes a trend in North Korea's evasion of financial sanctions by "using cyberattacks to illegally force the transfer of funds from financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges". However, Trump told reporters that like the Singapore summit, Kim had committed not conducting nuclear or ballistic missile tests. It's no date set or anything like that, but it's possible that North Korea will go back and rethink the position they came in with and come back to talk to the president about the big deal, he told the news channel in a talk show. "The early Communists sincerely believed that they were producing a democracy the world had never seen. And although the Trump administration threatened that, it hasn't followed through with that threat".

Trump and Kim's Vietnam meeting ended abruptly without a deal on North Korean denuclearisation in return for sanctions relief.

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The chief US envoy for North Korea said on Monday that "diplomacy is still very much alive" with Pyongyang despite a failed summit last month, but cautioned that Washington was closely watching activity at a North Korean rocket site and did not know if it might be planning a new launch.

Mount Kumgang was once a favored destination among South Korean tourists before 2008, when a South Korean woman was fatally shot by North Korean guards when she wandered into a military area.

He added: "The President has created the space and momentum for diplomacy, the missing variable is North Korea itself has to also fully commit to the elimination of its weapons of mass destruction and affiliated programmes, and if they do that we will get to this endpoint quickly".

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