Western experts say the North Korean missile base near China speculation motives
June 22 this year, satellite images of North Korean peace warehouse in East County Iron Mountain Road near the ICBM base
published September 12, according to the” Global Times “reported in the Western media speculation that North Korean leader intensive physical condition only a day after the United States has alerted the world heard the news of another: the latest satellite images and other data show that North Korea is near China’s border for a second intercontinental missile bases.
According to the U.S. Associated Press reported on September 11, through June of this year shot to the satellite image analysis, Jane’s Information Group senior analyst Joseph S · Bomudezi that North Korea is 30 miles away near the Chinese border in the eastern region to build a second warehouse ICBM launch site, there may be completed within two years, you can launch to hit Alaska, USA ICBM.
Western media reports have said the new missile base near China. Media also said that North Korean nuclear test sites to engage in that year from China is very close. According to the Associated Press reported, Bomudezi analysts say, because there are many new base near the mountain, reconnaissance difficult to find. At the same time, the base location and close to Chinese airspace, the United States reconnaissance aircraft for long-term air monitoring is difficult. Because there is a little careless risk of entering China’s airspace.
for why the North Korean missile base near China to build more local, South Korean media quoted South Korea’s National Defense Research Institute, an expert as saying: “It is necessary from the geopolitical point of view, for security, North Korea will choose to build missile bases in a place far away from Korea “,” So North Korea’s main military bases are built in areas with neighboring China. ”
“Chosun Ilbo” Beijing Branch Secretary Pu Shengjun, “Global Times” reporter, said: “I can not speculate specifically for the new missile base in which country, but you can sure, will not threaten China security, because the DPRK are friendly neighbors with China, this missile base can not threaten China. “
an expert in China,” Global Times “interview, said that North Korea building new missile bases message reliability is questionable. In confirmed, it is difficult to make a specific analysis. West has been very concerned about the China-DPRK relations, they always put some of the Korean action linked with China. Especially in the North Korean nuclear issue is not resolved when the issue of this news, but they do not rule out a conscious even to provoke speculation, especially in the North Korean nuclear issue is not resolved when the issue such a message. He also said that the small size of the Korean territory, where the missile launch base construction are understandable.