Trump: Report of N. Korean Missile Bases 'Fake News'
U.S. President Donald Trump has weighed in on a report that North Korea has at least 13 undeclared bases capable of hiding missiles, calling the report "fake news." "The story in the New York Times concerning North Korea developing missile bases is inaccurate," he said, referring to information revealed in a report by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies and shared by The New York Times. "We fully know about the sites being discussed, nothing new — and nothing happening out of the normal." He added in his tweet, "I will be the first to let you know if things go bad!" The report released Monday said its conclusions are based on commercial satellite imagery, interviews with North Korean defectors and interviews with U.S. intelligence and government officials. Joseph Bermudez, one of the authors of the study, said the findings are noteworthy. “I would say that North Korea’s basic missile threat and its nuclear threat which would use the ballistic missiles as its delivery system remains very significant and has not changed in the last 10 years,” Bermudez said. The report said the North Korean bases, which can be used to house ballistic missiles of various ranges, are well-hidden, indicating the North’s determination to conceal its military abilities. It said the bases are “combined with decades of extensive camouflage, concealment and deception practices to maximize the survival of its missile units from pre-emptive strikes and during wartime operations.” The report said there might be as many as 20 such undeclared bases in North Korea. It said they are scattered across the country and designed so that mobile missile launchers can quickly be taken out of the underground facilities and moved to launch sites. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged during a historic June meeting in Singapore... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Trump: Report of N. Korean Missile Bases 'Fake News', simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you
Published By: VOA NEWS - Tuesday, 13 November, 2018
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