Buildings Being Dismantled at North Korea Nuke Test Site

15 May, 2018, 22:50 | Author: Donnie King
  • Donald Trump says North Korea is'very smart for planning to close nuclear site

However, no observers from global atomic monitoring agencies, according to reports, have been invited.

"Giving it up soon after Kim Jong Un himself labelled it the "treasured sword for defending peace" and a firm guarantee for the future?"

Donald Trump has praised North Korea's decision to dismantle its nuclear test site, calling it a "very smart and gracious gesture".

Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are set to meet June 12 in Singapore for the first ever summit between a sitting USA president and a North Korean leader.

A number of buildings have been demolished at North Korea's nuclear test site, according to satellite photos made public on Monday, providing proof for the first time that work is underway to dismantle the site.

Journalists from countries including South Korea, China, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. are expected to attend the decommissioning ceremony and will take a charter flight from Beijing to the resort town of Wonsan.

First, explosives will be used to collapse the tunnels, KCNA said.

The pictures, taken on 7 May, are "the first definitive evidence that dismantlement of the test site was already well underway", according to a blog post by 38 North, a website run by former United States diplomats.

The dismantlement, scheduled sometime between May 23 and May 25, is in line with the country's pledge to stop nuclear tests.

Located in mountainous terrain in the northeast of the country, Punggye-ri is less than 100 miles (160 kilometers) from China.

Last year, US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un were having a freakish twitter war on the social media sites, exchanging threats of nuclear war. The sixth and most recent test took place in September 2017.

But Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sounded a somewhat different tune Sunday. -North Korea summit, which will be held in Singapore on June 12.

As reported by the Yonhap news agency on Monday, Thae Yong-ho a former London-based North Korean diplomat expressed doubts over the possibility of a complete denuclearization of North Korea.

North Korea is one of the so-called Annex 2 states that must ratify that treaty for it to come into force.

Pyongyang's pledge could open the way for airlines to route flights through North Korean airspace.

Meanwhile, an official from Seoul's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said the country plans to ask the North to increase the number of South Korean journalists permitted to cover the event.

The country also vowed to stop testing missiles without notifying the global community Saturday.

"North Korea has a very extensive program".

Kim's latest diplomatic overture has seen him hold a summit with the South's President Moon Jae-in and travel twice in less than two months to meet with Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

Washington is seeking the "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation" of the North and stresses that verification will be key.

"He and his team will be working with them to put our two leaders in a position where it's just possible we might pull off a historic undertaking".

South Korea had no immediate response to the statement.

Thae Yong-ho said Kim has a "short and violent" temper.

Moon said Monday that the North's move shows how honest the country is about making the talks between Kim and Trump a success.

"I think Chairman Kim understands that: I think he appreciates the fact that this (summit meeting with Trump) is going to have to be different and big and special, and something that has never been undertaken before".



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