North Korea Plans Ceremony To Dismantle Nuclear Site Ahead of President Trump’s Meeting
By CBS NEWS // May 12, 2018
Ceremony Scheduled for May 23-25
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(CBS NEWS) – North Korea says it will hold a “ceremony” for the dismantling of its nuclear test site on May 23-25, in a dramatic event that would set up leader Kim Jong Un’s summit with President Donald Trump next month.
Analysts say the closure of the site is mostly symbolic and doesn’t represent a material step toward denuclearization.
In a statement carried by state media, North Korea’s Foreign Ministry said that all of the tunnels at the site will be destroyed by explosion, and that observation and research facilities and ground-based guard units will also be removed.
Last week, U.S. intelligence said the North Koreans had started pulling cables from the tunnels at their nuclear test site — a first step toward closing them down, CBS News’ national security correspondent David Martin reported.
The North plans to invite journalists from the United States, South Korea, China, Russia and Britain to inspect the process, the statement said.
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