Graphic toont locaties van bases bases die door CSIS zijn geïdentificeerd, en het bereik van de Nodong-raket.


Geheime Noord-Koreaanse raketbasis ontdekt

January 22, 2019 - Onderzoekers hebben een illegale basis voor ballistische raketten in Noord-Korea ontdekt – één van ongeveer 20 geheime raketlocaties –
zo meldt het Centrum voor Strategische en Internationale Studies (CSIS)

The CSIS report focuses on the Sino-ri base, which serves as a missile headquarters and houses a regiment-sized unit equipped with Nodong-1 ballistic missiles, capable of targeting the Koreanpeninsula and most of Japan with “operational-level nuclear or conventional first strike capability”.

The discovery of the undeclared site comes just days after U.S. President Donald Trump said he “looks forward” to another summit to discuss denuclearisation with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in February.

CSIS, which first reported on the existence of 13 of the 20 secret missile bases in November 2018, said the Sino-ri base has never been declared by North Korea and therefore “does not appear to be the subject of denuclearisation negotiations.”

PUBLISHED: 22/01/2019; STORY: Graphic News