>> Tremendous progress on North Korea.>> Despite President Trump's assertion that his landmark deal with North Korea is leading to denuclearization. Reports released Monday by a Washington DC-based think tank revealed that it had identified 13 of an estimated 20 undeclared missile bases in the country that are still up and running.
And while North Korea has said it's dismantled some of its sites and raised the possibility of shuttering more, the reports find that it has been making improvements at some of the bases. The Trump administration has touted great progress in its effort to eliminate North Korea's nuclear and missile program.
>> The relationships are very good with North Korea. We have many things in store. It looks like we'll have a second summit quite soon.>> But the existence of these bases, which Pyongyang denies, shows otherwise. Analysts say that accurately revealing nuclear weapons and missile capabilities would be an important part of any denuclearization deal.
That hasn't happened yet. In June, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Trump pledge to work toward denuclearization at their landmark summit. But it was an agreement short on specifics. Earlier this year, North Korea declared it had halted its missile and bomb testing. However, the US and South Korea have yet to demand any specifics on the size or scope of its weapons program.
And in terms of negotiations, little headway has been made. Just last week, North Korea called off a meeting.>> Said they needed to postpone it for whatever reason. Secretary Pompeo was ready to come.>> The sites mentioned in the reports are scattered in remote areas across the country and could be used to house ballistic missiles.
With the largest believed capable of striking anywhere in the US.