AZUZ: Newly released images from satellites that look down on North Korea, have identified more than 12 missile operating bases that the communist country handn't declared. But the significance of this is up for debate. On one hand, American intelligence agencies have known about these sites for a long time. On another, U.S. President Donald Trump suggested in a news conference last week that North Korea had stopped working on its missile program.
He and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made history over the summer, they became the first sitting leaders of the U.S. and North Korea to meet face to face. But there's been a slowdown in negotiations between the two countries, and though North Korea says it's taken some steps to get rid of its nuclear weapons, the main concern of the United States, some experts say the moves that the communist country has made are cosmetic and reversible.
Still, others say that North Korea never promised to get rid of its missile program, and that it may need the bases and the satellite pictures for self defense. So do these missile bases indicate that North Korea will find a way to remain powerfully armed no matter what happens with the U.S., or are they insignificant when compared to the possibility that North Korea could eventually give up its nuclear weapons?
There's disagreement over this. And it's another example of how analyzing the country, what its intentions are, what problems or successes it has, has been so difficult. North Korea is secretive, its government controls and limits the media, even the foreign journalists who are allowed in are closely watched by the authoritarian dictatorship.
今年夏天，特朗普和朝鲜领导人金正恩创造了历史，二人成为美国和朝鲜首次举行面对面会谈的在任领导人 。但是两国之间的协商却逐渐放缓，尽管朝鲜表示他们已经采取措施去除了核武器，核武器是美国主要担心的问题，但是一些专家表示，社会主义国家朝鲜的一些举措是表面功夫，而且可能被撤销 。
目前有关这一问题存在不同意见 。这是又一个例证，证明在分析朝鲜的意图、存在问题及其所取得的成功时有多困难 。朝鲜非常神秘，该国政府控制并限制媒体，就连获准进入该国的外国记者都会被朝鲜独裁政权密切监视 。
1. be up for 在被考虑之列；
But the true importance of the effect is up for debate.
2. get rid of 摆脱；去除；消除；
We go t rid of all the old furniture.
3. no matter 不管…；无论…；
No matter what happened, he would not say a word.
4. give up 放弃；戒除；
She didn't give up work when she had the baby.