However, echoing a senior U.S. Department of State (DOS) official who spoke to reporters about North Korea on condition of anonymity on Thursday, President Trump indicated that despite the new nuclear and missile activity, he is still hoping for a denuclearization agreement that eluded him and Kim at last week's summit in Vietnam.
Defense Ministry spokeswoman Choi Hyun-soo said the USA and South Korean militaries are sharing intelligence over the developments at the North's missile research center in Sanumdong on the outskirts of the capital, Pyongyang, and at a separate long-range rocket site.
Provocative activity from North Korea this week has not altered President Donald Trump's willingness to engage with the regime of Kim Jong Un, a top White House official said Thursday. But the documentary didn't mention about the lack of an agreement following the Kim-Trump summit.
Ahead of the summit in Vietnam's capital of Hanoi, a rift opened within Moon's administration over how to advance Korean ties without undercutting global sanctions and the alliance with the United States.
For Town, this represents an "opportunity" for the North Koreans, who "are very aware that this is an unconventional president", seeing as "they didn't have a good track record with the conventional presidents".
The images, which were released to the US's National Public Radio, also showed activity at North Korea's Sohae site which has been the scene of satellite launches in recent years.
North Korea's official name is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
The official also threw cold water on a more incremental process, despite earlier allusions to the US being open to such an approach. It is not clear if the United States has had contact with North Korea since the Hanoi summit.
She said why North Korea was doing this now is unconfirmed.
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USA officials say the main goal for now is to make sure the North Koreans do not resume testing in any way, including of space launch vehicles.
Lewis cautioned that it is impossible to know whether the North Koreans are preparing a military missile or a space rocket.
"Look, when I came in", he said, "under the Obama administration, North Korea was a disaster".
Satellite images of a North Korean rocket assembly facility suggest possible launch preparations, Jeffrey Lewis, director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Project at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, told CNN on Friday.
Before the summit, it was thought North Korea might decommission that site in exchange for the USA agreeing to a formal statement ending the Korean War and perhaps relief from some sanctions.
North Korea has frozen nuclear and missile testing since 2017, and Trump has pointed to this as a positive outcome from almost a year of high-level engagement with North Korea.
Washington has said it is open to more talks with North Korea, but it has rejected an incremental approach to negotiations sought by Pyongyang and it remains unclear when the two sides might meet again.
It also showed a stone-faced Bolton during a meeting in Hanoi, while Trump and other United States participants were all smiles.