A satellite image shows the Sanumdong missile production site in North Korea, July 29, 2018. (Planet Labs, Inc)
A satellite image shows the Sanumdong missile production site in North Korea, July 29, 2018. (Planet Labs, Inc)

U.S. spy agencies are reported to be seeing indications that North Korea is constructing new missiles.

According to the Washington Post, intelligence officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, say North Korea is likely constructing at least one and possibly two missiles at a large research facility in Sanumdong.

The Post says new evidence, including satellite photographs, indicate the missiles are liquid-fueled intercontinental ballistic missiles and are being constructed at a factory that produced North Korea's first such missile capable of reaching the United States.

The paper says the new intelligence does not indicate that North Korea has expanded it capabilities, but rather that it is continuing to work on advanced weapons in the weeks following the Singapore summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

U.S. President Donald Trump holds up the document
U.S. President Donald Trump holds up the document that he and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un had signed at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island, June 12, 2018, in Singapore.

A senior State Department official had "no comment on matters of intelligence" when asked about the issue.

Intelligence officials told the Post while operations continue at the Sanumdong plant, work has come to a halt at the Sohae Satellite Launching Station on North Korea's northwest coast, where workers can be observed dismantling an engine test stand.

FILE - A combination of two satellite images taken
FILE - A combination of two satellite images taken on June 22, 2018 (top) and July 22, 2018 show activity at the Sohae rocket launch site in North Korea. (Planet Labs Inc)

The paper, however, said many analysts and independent experts see the dismantling at Sohae as largely symbolic, and say the test stand could easily be rebuilt within months.

During last month's Singapore summit, Kim agreed "to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." But the document signed by Kim and Trump did not include details of how and when North Korea would denuclearize. Just after the summit, Trump tweeted that North Korea was no longer a nuclear threat.

Last week, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said North Korea is still producing fuel for nuclear bombs despite pledges to give up its nuclear program.

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaks at the close of a three-day conference on religious freedom at the State Department in Washington, July 26, 2018.

He declined to answer questions about whether the North's nuclear program was still advancing and whether Pyongyang was looking to acquire ballistic missiles that could be launched from submarines.

But Pompeo told lawmakers that ongoing talks with North Korea were "verifiable evidence" of movement toward denuclearization. He said Kim understood the U.S. definition of denuclearization and that the North was not taking the Trump administration "for a ride."

Cindy Saine contributed to this story.