North Korea appears to be dismantling its nuclear test site at Punggye-ri. Foreign journalists, but not inspectors, have been invited to observe the closing. A spectacle, but not much more? A look at the world's only known active nuclear test site.
The peace gesture follows a joint survey into the North's railway system conducted by North and South Korea. But hopes of reconnecting the countries remain contingent upon progress in North Korea's denuclearization.
US officials remain skeptical about North Korea's commitment to rid itself of nuclear weapons. US experts have bolstered those doubts with new findings about 13 undeclared nuclear bases throughout the country.
South Korea has said Pyongyang has promised to close its nuclear testing site next month in the presence of US experts. The pledge follows last week's historic inter-Korean summit.
The United States president has said he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on February 27-28 for a second summit. The head-to-head is slated to take place in Vietnam.
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