North Korea's nuclear test site to be dismantled in late May
North Korea's nuclear test site to be dismantled in late May
This Digital Globe satellite image shows Punggye-ri the North Korea nuclear test site. Credit DigitalGlobe/38 North via Getty Images
13 May, 2018, 00:38
According to Saturday's statement, the Foreign Ministry would invite local press, but worldwide media would be limited to journalists from China, Russia, South Korea, Britain and the United States, due to the testing ground's "small space".
Kim has already invited foreign journalists to watch the dismantling of the nuclear test site, an offer the Foreign Ministry reiterated and explained the process for on Saturday. A ceremony scheduled between May 23-25, weather permitting, said the foreign ministry.
North Korea has set the date to begin shutting down a major nuclear test site as it continues to pursue improved relations with the world.
Given the stage it had already reached, Pyongyang "may feel like they don't need to test anything for a while", he said.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) announced Saturday that it will hold a ceremony for the dismantling of its nuclear test site on May 23-25, taking a step forward towards the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
South Korea had no immediate response to the statement.
Analysts say the dismantling of the site is a useful precedent for negotiations.
All observation facilities and research institutes would be removed along with guards and researchers, it said, detailing the process of closing the site.
Situated in mountainous terrain within the northeast of the nation, Punggye-ri is lower than 100 miles (160 kilometers) from China. But when he met with Mr. Moon last month, Mr. Kim rebuffed the skeptics, saying that the test site still had two tunnels where nuclear tests could be conducted.
The news came as Mike Pompeo, the U.S. secretary of state, said America was prepared to help the regime boom economically if it denuclearises.
The announcement comes after US President Donald Trump will report this week to meet with Kim Jong-UN in Singapore on 12 June.
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