North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

N Korea to dismantle its nuclear test site

ANI | Updated: May 12, 2018 23:24 IST

Pyongyang [North Korea], May 12 (ANI): North Korea will commence dismantling its nuclear test site later this month in a bid to uphold its previous pledge to discontinue nuclear tests.
A ceremony for the dismantling of the facility reportedly has been scheduled between May 23-25.
The country also confirmed that international journalists, including the ones from the United States (US) and the United Kingdom (UK), would be invited to carry out "on-the-spot coverage in order to show in a transparent manner" how the use of the nuclear site is being discontinued, with a dismantlement "ceremony" likely scheduled for as early as May 23, which is dependent on weather conditions, reported state news agency KCNA.
According to several media reports, South Korean officials in April said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had stated that he "would carry out the closing of the nuclear test site in May." On April 20 the North Korean leader said that his nation already had "completed its mission" to test its weapons capability and added that it had no further need for the site.
The announcement comes after US President Donald Trump announced that he will hold a meet with Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12. (ANI)