Saturday, 12 May 2018

North Korea "taking technical measures" to finish dismantling nuclear test site 'within two weeks'



North Korea is "taking technical measures" to dismantle its nuclear test site within the next two weeks, according to state media.
 
The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reports that journalists from the US, South Korea, China, Russia and the UK will be invited to observe a ceremony marking the start of the process, which will be held at some point between 23 May and 25 May, depending on weather conditions.


All tunnels at the testing ground in the northeast of the country will be destroyed by explosion, with observation and research facilities also to be removed, along with ground-based guard units.


Plans by Kim Jong Un to shut the site down were revealed ahead of his historic summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in last month.


"From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs)," KCNA said at the time.


"The North will shut down a nuclear test site in the country's northern side to prove the vow to suspend nuclear test."




SKY      News.