NHK took up a Washington Post article claiming that according to newly obtained evidence, including satellite photos taken in recent weeks, work appears to be underway on at least one and possibly two ICBMs at a research facility on the outskirts of Pyongyang. The U.S. outlet said North Korea may be building new missiles at the factory that produced the country’s first ICBM capable of reaching the U.S.
The TV network highlighted press remarks this morning by Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga, who commented on the U.S. report by saying: “We are collecting and analyzing information related to North Korea’s military activities with great interest. We do not comment on specific developments due to their sensitive nature…. We will maintain close coordination with the U.S. and other countries to encourage the DPRK to take concrete steps toward denuclearization.”