Joel Wit, a former State Department satellite imagery analyst and a highly regarded American expert on North Korea currently at 38 North, spoke on Tuesday at ASP on North Korea’s Nuclear and Missile programs and American policy responses to them. At the same time his organization, 38 North, worked with the Associated Press to publish an article discussing some of the observations he made during his talk about North Korea’s nuclear testing site based on commercial satellite imagery.
Satellite photos show signs of new tunnel work at North Korea’s underground nuclear test site, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday.
The U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies said in an analysis that it does not appear to indicate another underground blast is imminent at the Punggye-ri site in the country’s northeast.
But it suggests North Korea has continued to work on its nuclear weapons program despite a recent easing of the tensions that followed its atomic test in February.
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