Kim Jong Un clears schedule for historic visit to Seoul

Kim Jong-un led the testing of a newly developed tactical weapon last month

North Korea's "long-range missile bases expanding, even as a second summit with president Kim is in the works", Tapper said.

According to CNN, the imagery offers evidence the Yeongjeo-dong missile base and a nearby, previously unreported site remain active and have been continuously upgraded.

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.

The South Korean government, which dismissed previous United States media reports about North Korea's undeclared missile bases as "nothing new", said the Yeongjeo-dong missile base has always been on the surveillance list of the South Korean and USA militaries.

The images also suggest North Korea was building a large underground facility in 2017, . and the regime continued construction up until this August.

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On Tuesday, national security adviser John Bolton stressed that President Donald Trump thinks holding a second summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un at the start of 2019 would help get Kim back on track.

President Trump, who met with Kim during a summit in Singapore in June, supports Kim traveling to South Korea and thinks it could pave the way for another summit after the first of the year.

"Whatever Kim says about his desire for denuclearization, North Korea continues to produce and deploy nuclear armed missiles", he told CNN.

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

In recent months, North Korea has announced the testing of an unspecified "newly developed ultra-modern weapon" and reports have repeatedly revealed it is continuing to develop its nuclear and missiles programmes.

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