SOUTH VOICES WORRY AS PYONGYANG ‘MOVES MISSILES’

Sunday Territorian - - WORLD -

SEOUL: Sev­eral North Korean missiles were re­cently spot­ted moved from a rocket fa­cil­ity in the cap­i­tal Pyongyang, South Korea’s Korean Broad­cast­ing Sys­tem (KBS) re­ported on Fri­day. The re­port cited an un­named in­tel­li­gence source. The re­port did not say when or where they had been moved. The missiles could be ei­ther ap­pear to be im­prov­ing after months of ten­sions over how to han­dle North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s nu­clear provo­ca­tions.

Mr Trump has re­peat­edly urged Mr Xi to ex­ert more eco­nomic pres­sure on Pyongyang to con­vince the rene­gade in­ter­me­di­ate range Hwa­song-12 or in­tercon­ti­nen­tal bal­lis­tic Hwa­song-14 missiles, ac­cord­ing to the re­port, though the mis­sile fa­cil­ity at Sanum-dong has been ded­i­cated to the pro­duc­tion of in­tercon­ti­nen­tal bal­lis­tic missiles. South Korean of­fi­cial have voiced con­cerns that North Korea could con­duct more provoca­tive acts near the an­niver­sary of the regime to give up its nu­clear am­bi­tions.

China, North Korea’s main trade part­ner, has re­sponded by back­ing a slew of new United Na­tions sanc­tions.

For its part, Bei­jing has in­sisted that the sanc­tions must be cou­pled with ef­forts to or- found­ing of its com­mu­nist party on Oc­to­ber 10, or pos­si­bly when China holds its Com­mu­nist Party Congress on Oc­to­ber 18. Mean­while, South Korean and US forces re­cently held their first joint short-range air de­fence train­ing ex­er­cise in South Korea, ac­cord­ing to a statement re­leased by the US Pa­cific Com­mand on Fri­day. gan­ise peace talks, but Mr Trump and Mr Kim have traded in­creas­ingly per­sonal in­sults that have raised fears that the cri­sis could spark a con­flict.

“There ap­pear to be two trains of thought in the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity re­gard­ing de­nu­cle­ari­sa­tion of the penin-

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