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North Korea’s Spy Satellite Office Begins Operations

North Korea has begun operating a satellite control office after last month’s “successful” launch of a spy satellite into orbit, the country’s official news agency reported on Sunday.

The office set up at the Pyongyang General Control Center of the National Aerospace Technology Administration, started functioning on Saturday, Korean Central News Agency said.

The country’s Defense Ministry “expressed expectation that the war deterrence of the DPRK (the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) would assume more perfect military posture.”

The information acquired through the satellite will be reported to the relevant executive department of the Central Military Commission of the ruling Workers’ Party of Korea and instructions will be given to major units and the General Reconnaissance Bureau of the Korean People’s Army, it said.

Last month, North Korea launched its Malligyong-1 reconnaissance satellite into space.

Following the satellite launch, Seoul said it has “partially” suspended the 2018 inter-Korean military tension reduction agreement with North Korea and allowed its military to restore surveillance activities around the inter-Korean border.

The 2018 agreement between the two countries created buffer zones along land and sea boundaries and no-fly zones above the border.

Source : aa