North Korea is restoring facilities at a long-range rocket launch site that it dismantled last year as part of disarmament steps, according to foreign experts and a South Korean lawmaker who was briefed by Seoul’s spy service.
The finding follows a high-stakes nuclear summit last week between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump that ended without any agreement.
South Korea’s National Intelligence Service provided the assessment about the North’s Tongchang-ri launch site to lawmakers during a private briefing on Tuesday. North Korea didn’t immediately respond in its state media.
“I would be very disappointed if that were happening,” Trump told reporters at the White House, adding that he would be “very, very disappointed in Chairman Kim.” He said it was “a very early report” and that “we’ll see what happens. We’ll take a look. It will ultimately