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According to Yonhap, the South Korean media agency, North Korea is going ahead with upgrades and improvements to its nuclear development facilities, citing a US information source, 38North.

Key highlights

North Korea continuing to make rapid improvements to Yongbyon nuclear facilities.

Infrastructure improvements are visible in commercial satellite imagery.

Unclear if the reactor is in operation or not.

The radiochemical laboratory, which separates plutonium from spent fuel rods, has a new non-industrial building erected.

Various construction developments are underway at the complex.

North Korea’s nuclear program is expected to continue with business as usual until specific instructions are given by Pyongyang.