Offbeat Report: Buildings being dismantled at NK nuke test site

02:05  15 may  2018
02:05  15 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

Something’s going on at North Korea’s nuclear test site. Maybe it really is closing.

  Something’s going on at North Korea’s nuclear test site. Maybe it really is closing. New satellite images show that buildings have been pulled down over the past two weeks.TOKYO — North Korea could be taking preliminary steps to close its nuclear test site, according to new satellite images that suggest Kim Jong Un might be making good on one of the surprising pledges he’s made over the past month.

North Korea's Foreign Ministry said Saturday May 12, 2018, 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 the summit meeting between Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump scheduled for next

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korea said Saturday that it will dismantle its nuclear test site on May 23-25, in a dramatic event that would set up leader Kim Jong Un’s summit with Analysts say the closure of the site is mostly symbolic and doesn’t represent a material step toward denuclearization.

This image made from video of an Aug. 14, 2017, still image broadcast in a news bulletin on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, by North Korea's KRT shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un receiving a briefing in Pyongyang. © KRT via AP Video) This image made from video of an Aug. 14, 2017, still image broadcast in a news bulletin on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, by North Korea's KRT shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un receiving a briefing in Pyongyang. WASHINGTON — U.S. researchers say recent satellite imagery shows that North Korea has begun dismantling facilities at its nuclear test site.

An analysis Monday by the 38 North website says commercial imagery taken last week shows that several operational support buildings have been razed and rails for mining carts have apparently been removed.

North Korea says it will dismantle its Punggye-ri test site between May 23 and 25 in the presence of local and international media. The site has been used for each of its six underground nuclear test explosions.

South Korea's president on Monday welcomed the announcement as the beginning of North Korea's nuclear disarmament. It comes ahead of a historic U.S.-North Korea summit.

The analysis says no tunnel entrances at the test site appear to have been permanently closed yet.

Analysis: North Korea says it’s dismantling its nuclear test site. How significant is that? .
Dismantling North Korea’s test site is a positive step. But it is only the first one toward creating a safer Korean Peninsula.

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