North Korea Sets Official Dates to Demolish Its (Probably Already Ruined) Nuclear Test Site

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The government of North Korea has set official dates to decommission its sole known nuclear test site, specifically between the dates of May 23rd and 25th, Reuters reported the country’s state media as saying on Saturday.

According to the report, North Korea says it will effectively destroy the entire Punggye-ri facility, preventing its future use in nuclear tests without major renovations—and it’s promising that there will be at least some transparency in the process:

The official Korean Central New Agency said dismantlement of the Punggye-ri nuclear test ground would involve collapsing all of its tunnels with explosions, blocking its entrances, and removing all observation facilities, research buildings and security posts.

“The Nuclear Weapon Institute and…

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