North Korea announces steps to dismantle nuclear site

North Korea announces steps to dismantle nuclear site

North Korea announces steps to dismantle nuclear site

KCNA reports the "technical measures" to carry out the process will take place between May 23 and 25.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un also pledged at the inter-Korean summit to close the test site this month. South Korea had no immediate response to the statement.

The North Korean foreign ministry said on Saturday that the country was committed to 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.

Journalists from other countries, including the United States and South Korea, will be invited to cover the event.

The reason officials gave for limiting the number of countries invited to send journalists was due to the "small space of the test ground. located in the uninhabited deep mountain area".

A public ceremony of closing the nuclear test site going to be held in the period 23-25 may.

The Trump-Kim meet marks the first time that a sitting U.S. president will meet with a North Korean head of state. "It would, however, require North Korea to clear out the test tunnels and rebuild any infrastructure that might be removed - or dig new tunnels at the site or elsewhere".

The summit, which has been in the works since Trump accepted Kim's invitation to meet in March, will be the first ever meeting between a sitting U.S. president and North Korean leader. It will be the first time a sitting USA president has ever met a North Korean leader.

North Korea has said the refusal of the nuclear program.

Some experts believe Kim may try to drag out the process or seek a deal in which he gives away his intercontinental ballistic missiles but retains some of his shorter-range arsenal in return for a reduced USA military presence in the South.

Pompeo has visited North Korea twice in the last six weeks in order to attend negotiations regarding the Trump-Kim meeting.

Former US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter warned Friday that the United States should be cautious of any promises made by North Korea at the upcoming Trump-Kim summit.

"We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!" he tweeted.

Earlier within the day, North Korea's Overseas Ministry mentioned the hermit Kingdom plans to destroy the entire tunnels on the nation's northeastern testing floor by an explosion, in addition to take away the remark and analysis amenities and guard items on the website.

He said the country was working hard to meet nutritional standards, and hunger was not as high as in the 1990s.

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