Kim Jong Un clears schedule for historic visit to Seoul

Kim Jong Un clears schedule for historic visit to Seoul

New satellite images have revealed that North Korea has significantly expanded a key long-range missile base located in a remote mountainous area, despite ongoing talks this year with the U.S. over the country's nuclear disarmament.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is preparing for his three-day trip to the South Korean capital later this month; making a historic visit to Seoul to discuss the complete denuclearization of the region.

"Satellite images show that the base remains active". In November, the New York Times reported that North Korea was still working on its nuclear missile program at more than a dozen hidden bases, according the Sakkonmol Missile Operating Base, which is about 85 miles from the Demilitarized Zone that separates North and South Korea.

That means such activities were continuing even after the first North Korea-U.S. summit in Singapore in June.

WASHINGTON: North Korea has expanded a key long-range missile base in the months since a summit between the country´s leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump, according to satellite images published by CNN on Wednesday.

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The report said that the site's unique location would be ideal for North Korea's newest long-range missiles, including those that can carry nuclear weapons that could strike the United States.

"It is one of North Korea's major facilities that the military has tracked and monitored in coordination with the U.S. forces", said Joint Chiefs of Staff's spokesperson Col. Roh Jae-chun.

National Security Advisor John Bolton said Tuesday that Trump thinks the North Korean strongman hasn´t met the commitments he made at the Singapore summit.

U.S. officials have insisted North Korea must fully disarm and open itself to global inspectors before it will grant sanctions relief while North Korea's state media has called the stance a "hostile policy" and said the USA "is responding to good faith with evil".

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