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N. Korea setting up stands for viewers to watch dismantling of nuclear test site

According to a US website monitoring the N Korea is building, satellite imagery shows that the regime is building a stand for visitors to observe the dismantling of its nuclear test site.

The imagery from May 15 indicates that steps are being taken to close down the Punggye-ri test site,Yonhap reported citing a report published on 38 North web portal.

Ahead of meeting between N Korea leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump in June, North Korea vowed that it would close its nuclear test site and halt nuclear weapons and missile tests.

Quoting the article, Yonhap reported, “The unusual activity observed a week ago, on the hillside near the West Portal, could represent the stockpiling of tunnel timbers and or building materials reclaimed from the ongoing dismantlement effort, but given the exposed hillside location with an unobstructed viewshed, the most likely explanation is that it will form an observation platform to allow journalists to safely view the explosive closure of the North and West Portals.”

The dismantling of the site will take place between May 23 and 25.

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