Seoul [South Korea], December 3: KCNA news agency reported today, December 3, that the North Korean reconnaissance satellite operating office has begun its mission as a military intelligence organization.
The said office, held at the Pyongyang General Control Center of North Korea 's National Aerospace Technology Agency (NATA) , began carrying out its mission on December 2, and will report Report the information obtained to the army's reconnaissance office and other key units, according to KCNA.
Previously, North Korea announced that it had successfully launched its first military reconnaissance satellite on November 21. A few days later, North Korea announced that a new spy satellite had photographed the White House, the Pentagon, US military bases and "target areas" in South Korea.
However, Pyongyang has so far not released any images taken by the new satellite, leaving analysts and foreign governments to debate the satellite's true capabilities, according to Reuters.
In a separate article published by KCNA today, an anonymous North Korean military commentator said that South Korea was responsible for breaking the inter-Korean military trust-building agreement.
In response to North Korea's satellite launch on November 21, South Korea last week partially suspended the 2018 inter-Korean military tension reduction agreement. In response, North Korea announced it would restore all measures Military operations were temporarily suspended according to the agreement. After that statement, the South Korean side discovered that the North Koreans had rebuilt guard posts, redeployed soldiers and heavy weapons in the inter-Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ), according to Yonhap.
The above article also argued that the recent launch of South Korea's first military reconnaissance satellite demonstrated Seoul's self-contradiction.
On December 1, the Falcon 9 rocket of the American company SpaceX put South Korea's first spy satellite into orbit from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California (USA), according to Reuters. South Korea has signed a contract with SpaceX to launch a total of five spy satellites until 2025 in an effort to accelerate its goal of 24-hour surveillance of the Korean Peninsula.
After South Korea's satellite launch, KCNA on December 2 cited a statement from a North Korean Ministry of Defense spokesman, saying Pyongyang would respond to any US intervention in space by neutralizing to transform American spy satellites.
Source: Thanh Nien Newspaper