United Nations chief welcomes North Korea's closure of nuke test site

United Nations chief welcomes North Korea's closure of nuke test site

United Nations chief welcomes North Korea's closure of nuke test site

The site was used for each of its six underground nuclear test explosions.

But President Donald Trump, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and others have welcomed the decision, saying it's a measure of the North's sincerity in its recent outreach to the worldwide community.

No. A 38 North analysis of satellite images taken May 7 showed that several support buildings outside the northern, western and southern portals had been razed while some mining cart rails had been removed.

North Korea has carried out all of its six nuclear tests to date at the Punggye-ri site, starting in 2006 and continuing until the most recent and powerful one in September previous year.

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), the worldwide organization that keeps watch for nuclear tests, said it has yet to be invited to observe the dismantlement, Radio Free Asia reported Tuesday.

On 27 April, Kim Jong-Un pledged to take steps to achieve denuclearization of Korean Peninsula during historic Summit it held with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Chinese scientists claimed that the final test in 2017 caused serious damage to the mountain test site and created a serious risk of collapse, making it unsafe for further testing.

North Korea has announced that they will dismantle Nuclear Test Site this month, ahead of the big Summit Meeting on June 12th.

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.

North Korea's official name is the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

South Korea's Unification Ministry told the Associated Press Tuesday that eight journalists from the country have been invited. "In parallel with dismantlement of the nuclear test ground, guards and researchers will be withdrawn and the surrounding area of the test ground be completely closed".

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

North Korea's reference to such activity is created to communicate that even without underground testing, the country intends to maintain its nuclear arsenal and be a "responsible" steward of those weapons at the same time, said Andrea Berger, a senior analyst at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Earlier this month, North Korean officials asked to start an air route between the Pyongyang and Incheon, South Korea, airspace regions.

The 2 Koreas have agreed to a high-level assembly to debate organising navy and Pink Cross talks geared toward decreasing border rigidity and restarting reunions between households separated by the Korean Struggle.

"We will lay the groundwork for the sustainable development of inter-Korean relations and lasting peace by discussing implementation measures of the Panmunjom declaration", the ministry said, referring to the summit agreement.

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