North Korea proceeds with dismantling of nuclear test site

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The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), also known as North Korea has dismantled it Northern Nuclear Test Ground, North Korean media KCNA reports.

“The tunnels and all kinds of equipment, information communications and power systems and construction and operation equipment, that had been installed at the observation center, control center and research institute in the northern nuclear test ground, were dismantled and withdrawn.” KCNA said.

The report noted that a ceremony for completely dismantling the said test site was carried out on May 24. It added that the process was covered in field by reporters from China, Russia, the US, Britain and South Korea.

“A work for collapsing all tunnels of the nuclear test ground by means of explosion, shutting down their entrances and exploding all the ground structures including the test observation centers was carried out in order with transparency,” KCNA said.

It added that “the dismantlement of the nuclear test ground is a vivid manifestation of the DPRK government’s fixed peace-loving stand to join in the international aspiration and efforts for total halt to the nuclear test and make positive contribution to building a nuclear free world.”