However, a U.S. official told news agency Reuters that a liquid-fuelled ICBM didn't "pose almost the threat that a solid-fuelled one would because they take so long to fuel". The Hwasong-15 is North Korea's longest-range ballistic missile, capable of carrying a large payload to likely all of the contiguous United States.
Sen. Markey took a dimmer view of North Korea's fulfillment of Kim's pledge made orally to Trump in Singapore.
An official told Reuters news agency that photos and infrared imaging indicates vehicles are moving in and out of the Sanumdong facility, but that it is unclear how far along the missile construction could be.
"Based upon previous experiences with this type of turnover from the DPRK, most of the remains will take many months to a few years to identify", the official added using the official acronym for North Korea.
North Korea may want to use the remains' return to keep diplomacy with the United States alive and win a reciprocal U.S. concession.
Another ceremony was conducted to send them on their way to Hawaii on Wednesday, with bugles playing taps, as well as the Last Post, a call used at funerals by British and Commonwealth militaries, and a South Korean bugle call.
More than 35,000 Americans were killed on the Korean Peninsula during the war and around 7,700 of them are still considered missing, including 5,300 in North Korea alone.
A satellite image shows the Sanumdong missile production site in North Korea, July 29, 2018.
But experts say North Korea appears to be continuing its nuclear and missiles programs, and the two sides need to continue talks to nail down what steps will be taken first in the process.
"We don't know who's in those boxes", he said.
North Korea's propaganda website, Uriminjokkiri, also criticized South Korea for its stance of keeping sanctions, saying "sanctions and conversation can not exist side by side".
Monday's reports about ongoing activities at Sanumdong are the latest to indicate that North Korea is still working on its nuclear and missile facilities, despite ongoing talks with the United States about disarmament.
That was the case with US negotiations with the Soviet Union during the Cold War, and more recently with Iran, "which continued to build more centrifuges capable of producing nuclear material even as it negotiated with the United States to limit those capabilities", Wit said.
Two Air Force C-17 cargo aircraft will be back to back outside Hangar 19 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Wednesday for the repatriation to American soil of remains turned over by North Korea, an official said.
"There is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea".
North Korea halted nuclear and missile tests, shut down its nuclear testing site and began dismantling facilities at its rocket launch site.
But tensions have ebbed as diplomatic efforts advanced and Kim announced his country would suspend long-range missile and nuclear tests.
Gates, 46, pleaded guilty to two lesser charges February, agreeing to cooperate with the special counsel's investigation. The former Trump campaign head was ordered to jail by a judge on new charges that he was tampering with witnesses.
Millions of people voted peacefully on Monday in the first poll since the army removed Robert Mugabe from power previous year . Global observers have been cross-checking the ballots, to see if there was no vote-rigging in yesterday's election.
A star government witness will be Richard Gates, a former deputy Trump campaign chairman and former Manafort business associate. But the trial will give the public its most detailed glimpse of evidence gathered by special prosecutor Robert Mueller .
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Cohen alleges that he was present, along with several others, when Trump was informed of the Russians' offer by Trump Jr. His father used a blocked phone number at his home at the time, according to former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski .
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