"Some of the cringe-worthy Kim Jong-il paintings I saw in North Korea, not unlike the adulatory Trump propaganda portraits I've seen circulating lately", he explains.
The Post quotes officials as saying that the Sohae Satellite Launching Station on North Korea's west coast is an exception to the "business as usual" assessment.
However, in an article published on 38 North last week, author Gareth Porter took the media to task for its reporting on North Korea's moves toward denuclearization highlighting disagreement within the intelligence community and inside the Trump administration.
New indicators, including satellite images, show that North Korea could be in the midst of building new missiles, the Washington Post reported Monday, citing officials familiar with the intelligence.
Top North Korean officials have discussed the country's intention to deceive the US about the number of nuclear warheads in its possession, including a strategy to potentially declare they have denuclearized after disposing of 20 weapons while retaining dozens more, according to a report by The Washington Post.
At the United Nations, the United States asked a UN sanctions committee to halt all deliveries of refined oil products to North Korea after accusing Pyongyang of using illegal imports to exceed a cap on permissible deliveries.
The Sanumdong factory produced two Hwasong-15 ICBMs, North Korea's longest-range missiles, but the USA official noted that Pyongyang still had not tested a reliable re-entry vehicle capable of surviving a high-velocity trip through the Earth's atmosphere and delivering a nuclear warhead.
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He accused the United States of working to weaken and "overthrow" the clerical establishment and create divisions in the country. As for the denizens of the internet, they've responded to the President's threat in the only way they know how.
A submarine-launched ballistic missile is displayed in Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea, to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, April 15, 2018.
"We see them going to work, just as before", the Post quoted one USA official as saying. "This is a facility where they build ICBMs and space-launch vehicles".
The Washington Post reported on Monday that U.S. intelligence agencies are seeing signs that work is under way on one or two liquid-fueled ICMBs at the Sanumdong research facility, according to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity. "Yes, they continue to produce fissile material".
North Korea is also reportedly still secretly operating the Kangson uranium-enrichment facility.
"After the meeting, the two leaders signed a broad agreement to "[commit] to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", but did not include a specific outline or timetable.
The U.S., he added, has "to know what they have before talking about caps and arms control".