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US satellites record DPRK preparation for new missile test
15:06, 20 July 2017
US satellites record DPRK preparation for new missile test

US satellites detected radar emission

15:06, 20 July 2017

Reuters

US intelligence indicates that North Korea is making preparations for another intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) or intermediate range missile test. This was reported by CNN.

Two administration officials familiar with the latest intelligence confirm there are indicators of test preparations that could lead to a potential launch in about two weeks.

US satellites have detected new imagery and satellite-based radar emissions indicating North Korea may be testing components and missile control facilities for another ICBM or intermediate launch, officials say.

Related: South Korea wants dialogue with DPRK despite its 'nuclear provocation'

The US is watching in particular for further testing of North Korean radars and communications that could be used in a launch. The next test launch would be the first since North Korea successfully launched an ICBM on July 4.

As it was reported earlier US Congress proposed to unite sanctions against Russian Federation and DPRK. This initiative of Republicans was voiced by the leader of the majority in the House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy.

Related: US State Department informs on labor camps for DPRK citizens in Russia

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