N. Korea to hold 'ceremony' for dismantling nuke test site

N. Korea to hold 'ceremony' for dismantling nuke test site

The English-language statement said the ruling Workers' Party and other relevant institutions are "taking technical measures for dismantling the northern nuclear test ground" in order to "ensure transparency of discontinuance of the nuclear test".

A ceremony will be held between May 23 and 25 for the dismantling of its northern nuclear test ground, weather permitting, the state-run Korean Central News Agency said Saturday, quoting the Foreign Ministry.

North Korea says it will hold a "ceremony" for the dismantling of its nuclear test site on May 23-25 in what would be a dramatic but symbolic event to set up leader Kim Jong Un's summit with President Donald Trump next month.

Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in affirmed their commitment to the goal of "realising, through complete denuclearisation, a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula" at a summit in the Demilitarized Zone that divides their countries last month.

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According to Saturday's statement, the Foreign Ministry would invite local press, but global media would be limited to journalists from China, Russia, South Korea, Britain and the United States, due to the testing ground's "small space".

The limit on foreign journalists was due to the "small space of the test ground" which it said was "located in the uninhabited deep mountain area".

Kim declared his nuclear force as complete in December, following North Korea's most powerful nuclear test to date in September and three flight tests of ICBMs created to reach the US mainland.

"All global journalists will be provided with (a) charter flight from Beijing to Wonsan", it said. "It will make it more hard for Kim Jong Un to deny inspections now that he has placed them on the table". "The nuclear test and the intercontinental ballistic missile test will be discontinued", state media reported.

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Experts have said the pledge to dismantle the test site is a big step forward but verifying it will be hard.

In June 2008, global broadcasters were allowed to air the demolishing of a cooling tower at the Nyongbyon reactor site, a year after the North reached an agreement with the US and four other nations to disable its nuclear facilities in return for an aid package worth about $400 million.

The summit will be the first meeting ever between a sitting U.S. president and the leader of North Korea.

Until recently, Mr Kim and Mr Trump had been trading personal insults and threats, heightening tensions over North Korea's nuclear programme.

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