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North Korea expands missile launch facility

North Korea: North Korea is expanding its primary missile launch site, enabling the facility to fire weapons capable of striking the mainland of the United States, according to a leading US think tank. New satellite images analysed by the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins University, released on the 38 North website, indicate that work is under way to modify the gantry tower at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station, North Korea. The improvements will allow the launch of a rocket, 25% larger than the Unha-3 vehicle that was test-fired in December 2012. North Korea claims the launch was to put an earth-monitoring satellite into orbit for peaceful scientific purposes.

Source: Telegraph