North Korea Claims Spy Satellite Captured Images of Key South Korean Regions

SEOUL – North Korea has stated that its newly launched military spy satellite captured images of "major target regions" in South Korea, including areas where U.S. Army bases are located. This announcement came following a visit by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the Pyongyang General Control Center of the National Aerospace Technology Administration (NATA) on Friday.

According to Yonhap News Agency, The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that Kim Jong-un observed the operational preparation of the reconnaissance satellite and reviewed the aerospace photos. These images purportedly include areas such as Mokpo, Gunsan, Pyeongtaek, Osan, Seoul, and other regions in both the South and North of the Korean Peninsula.

Pyeongtaek is notably home to Camp Humphreys, the largest overseas U.S. military installation in the world, with other U.S. bases located in Gunsan and Osan. While North Korea has not released the satellite photos, if verified, they could confirm the operational capabilities of the satellites in orbit.

NATA also informed Kim Jong-un about the fine-tuning process of the satellite post-launch and plans for further photographing regions in South Korea. This development is part of North Korea's continued advancements in its aerospace technology and satellite capabilities.

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