Kim Jong Un clears schedule for historic visit to Seoul

Lester Mason
December 6, 2018

Trump on Sunday had said he planned to hold a second summit with Kim that could take place in January or February and three places were being considered for the meeting.

Satellite images viewed by CNN showed that the Yeongjeo-dong missile base and a nearby, previously unreported site were not only active but were being upgraded.

The second site appears to be a new facility, although experts that CNN talked to from the Middlebury Institute speculated that the new site may be part of the Yeongjeo-dong base. 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.

Kim's visit December 18 would come three months after South Korean President Moon Jae-in traveled to Pyongyang for a state visit and a day after the anniversary of Kim's father's death in 2011, Jeong Se-hyun, South Korea's former unification minister, said in a radio interview, according to The Telegraph.

"Construction on the previously unidentified site has continued even after the Singapore Summit" between Kim and President Donald Trump in June, Jeffrey Lewis of the Middlebury Institute, one of the analysts that identified the site, told CNN.


People lie, satellite images don't-hence why the US and South Korea are closely monitoring a new suspected missile site near North Korea's central border with China.

But diplomacy has since come to a halt amid disputes over a U.S. demand that North Korea first produce a full inventory of its nuclear weapons and take other denuclearisation steps before winning significant outside rewards.

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.

"They have not lived up to the commitments so far", Bolton said.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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