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North Korea dismantles nuclear test site ahead of U.S. summit

May 24, 2018 - 7:06 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Pyongyang announced its plan to 'completely' dismantle the Punggye-ri facility in the country's northeast, inviting some foreign journalists to witness the destruction

MEDIA WITNESSES. This picture taken on May 23, 2018 and released by South Korean news agency News1 via Dong-A Ilbo shows South Korean journalists arriving at North Korea's Kalma airport in Wonsan. Photo by News1 / AFP

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May 23, 2018 - 6:58 PM

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South Korean president asks UN to verify closure of North's test site

May 02, 2018 - 10:48 AM

South Korean President Moon Jae-in also asks for UN support to 'transform the demilitarized zone into a peace zone' between the two Koreas

CLOSURE? This image acquired on September 4, 2017, and courtesy of, shows the Punggye-ri test site where on September 3, 2017, North Korea claimed to have conducted the underground explosion of a hydrogen bomb. Handout photo from Planet/AFP

South Korea's Park says North preparing nuclear test

Apr 18, 2016 - 3:30 PM

Her remarks follows South Korean media reports in which unnamed government and intelligence officials spoke of a spike in activity at the North s Punggye ri nuclear test site

In this file photo, South Korean President Park Geun-hye issues a statement to the nation from the presidential office in Seoul, South Korea, January 13, 2016. Jeon Heon-Kyun/Pool/EPA

New images confirm activity at N. Korea nuclear test site

Apr 30, 2014 - 2:34 PM

Concern has been building over the past week that the North is preparing to conduct a fourth test in the face of stern international opposition