North Korea details how it will dismantle nuclear test site

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), also known as North Korea, has detailed how DPRK’s northern nuclear test ground will be dismantled which may take place between May 23 and 25 ahead of North Korea leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump meeting in Singapore on June 12.

“In accordance with the decision of the Third Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, the Nuclear Weapon Institute and other concerned institutions are taking technical measures for dismantling the northern nuclear test ground of the DPRK in order to ensure transparency of discontinuance of the nuclear test,” North Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The North Korean ministry said the dismantling will start by collapsing all tunnels of the test site by explosion, then all entries will be blocked, all observation facilities will be removed including research institutes and structures of guard units on the ground

“In parallel with dismantlement of the nuclear test ground, guards and researchers will be withdrawn and the surrounding area of the test ground be completely closed,” it added.

Journalists from China, Russia, United States, United Kingdom and South Korea will be given access.

“The DPRK will, also in the future, promote close contacts and dialogue with the neighboring countries and the international society so as to safeguard peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and over the globe,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of North Korea added.

US President Trump praised the said move by North Korea.

“North Korea has announced that they will dismantle Nuclear Test Site this month, ahead of the big Summit Meeting on June 12th. Thank you, a very smart and gracious gesture,” Trump said.