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North Korea to dismantle nuclear test site ahead of US summit

Saturday - 12/05/2018 16:39
North Korea will destroy its nuclear test site later this month, ahead of a summit with the United States, it said Saturday, pledging to blow up its tunnels in front of invited foreign media.
© AFP Archives | North Korean leader Kim Jong Un
© AFP Archives | North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

The display at Punggye-ri, in the northeast of the country, will be another step in leader Kim Jong Un's charm offensive, with a ceremony scheduled between May 23-25.

Dialogue brokered by Seoul has seen US-North Korea relations go from trading personal insults and threats of war last year to a summit between Kim and President Donald Trump due in Singapore on June 12.

But sceptics warn that Pyongyang has yet to make any public commitment to give up its arsenal, which includes missiles capable of reaching the United States.

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