US spy satellites detect North Korea moving anti-ship cruise missiles to patrol boat

Reporting by Lucas Tomlinson

Despite Secretary of State Tillerson's insistence that North Korea halt its missile tests, days ago, US spy agencies detected the rogue communist regime loading two anti-ship cruise missiles on a patrol boat on the country’s east coast. It's the first time these missiles have been deployed on this platform since 2014, US officials tell Fox News.

It also points to more evidence that North Korea isn't listening to the diplomatic threats from the West.

“The best signal that North Korea could give us that they're prepared to talk would be to stop these missile launches,” said Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Manila Monday.

North Korea loaded two Stormpetrel anti-ship cruise missiles on a Wonsan guided-missile patrol boat at Toejo Dong on North Korea’s east coast. It was the first time these anti-ship cruise missiles have been loaded on this type of platform since 2014, US officials with knowledge of the latest intelligence in the region tell Fox News.

“North Korea is not showing any evidence it plans to halt its missile tests,” said one official who requested animosity to discuss sensitive information.  “It's a trend that does not bode well for hopes of de-escalating tensions on the [Korean] peninsula.” 

The latest moves by Pyongyang point to a likely missile test in the days ahead or it could be a defense measure should the U.S. Navy dispatch more warships to the Korean peninsula, officials said.   

President Trump voiced his displeasure about the coverage of the unanimous UN Security Council vote over the weekend to sanction Pyongyang. 

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