North Korea to blow up nuke-site tunnels before Trump-Kim talks

North Korea to blow up nuke-site tunnels before Trump-Kim talks

The isolated Asian nation, which had already pledged to begin dismantling the site this month, will invite journalists from China, Russia, the USA, the United Kingdom and South Korea to cover the event, KCNA said in the statement.

"The DPRK will, also in the future, promote close contacts and dialogue with the neighbouring countries and the worldwide society so as to safeguard peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and over the globe", the North Korean foreign ministry statement carried by KCNA said Saturday.

The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) announced that it will hold a ceremony for the dismantling of its nuclear test site on May 23-25, state media said Saturday.

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.

All worldwide journalists will be provided with a charter flight into Wonsan, a port city in eastern North Korea, from Beijing, KCNA said.

Following the Moon-Kim summit, Moon's office said Kim was willing to disclose the process to global experts, but the North's statement Saturday didn't include any mention about allowing experts on the site.

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During their summit at a border truce village, Moon and Kim vaguely promised to work toward the "complete denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula, but made no references to verification or timetables.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un provides guidance with Ri Hong Sop (2nd L) and Hong Sung Mu (R) on a nuclear weapons program in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang September 3, 2017.

"From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs)", KCNA said at the time.

At last month's inter-Korean summit, Kim also told Moon that he would shutter the site and invite foreign experts and journalists to view the dismantling, South Korea's presidential office said. "North Korea's nuclear test center will be discarded in order to ensure the transparency of the suspension of the nuclear test". For instance, Kim's father Kim Jong Il invited foreign journalists to watch the destruction of a cooling tower at the Yongbyon reactor, where the North produced plutonium, in the summer of 2008.

On Thursday, it was confirmed that Kim would finally hold a highly-teased meeting with US President Donald Trump in Singapore on 12 June.

The North went on to conduct its second nuclear test in May 2009.

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