Report: N. Korea upgrading rocket launch site

A US research institute says North Korea is upgrading one of its two major missile launch sites, apparently to handle much bigger rockets.


Design features of a new launch pad under construction at the northeastern site of Tonghae also suggest Iran may be helping North Korea. 38 North, the website of the US-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, published its assessment Thursday based on commercial satellite images, the latest taken last month. (AP)