Unic Press UK: The nuclear testing ground of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is to be dismantled this month, the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release on Saturday, May 12.
“A ceremony for dismantling the nuclear test ground is now scheduled between May 23 and 25, depending on weather condition. Dismantlement of the nuclear test ground will be done in the following sequence― making all tunnels of the test ground collapse by explosion; completely blocking entries; removing all observation facilities, 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 In parallel with dismantlement of the nuclear test ground, guards and researchers will be withdrawn and the surrounding area of the test ground be completely closed,” the Foreign Affairs ministry said.
The ministry further said that both the local press and journalists’ from China, Russia, United States, United Kingdom and South Korea would be permitted to “conduct on-the-spot coverage in order to show in a transparent manner the dismantlement of the northern nuclear test ground to be carried out in accordance with the decision of the Third Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea.”
The plan to dismantle test sites comes several weeks ahead of the scheduled talks between the United States President Donald Trump and the North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un, in which the issue of denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula is top on the agenda.