North Korea demolishes nuclear test site
In handout image provided by the News1-Dong-A Ilbo, the Punggye-ri nuclear test site is being demolished in Punggye-ri, North Korea. Photo: News1-Dong-A Ilbo via Getty Images
North Korea demolished its nuclear test site using a series of explosions as international journalists looked on ahead of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's scheduled meeting with President Trump next month, AP reports.
But, but, but: International nuclear weapons inspectors weren't on hand for today's event, which leaves open the possibility that the move is reversible and doesn't signal a definite move toward North Korean denuclearization. It also shows North Korea signaling it is distancing itself from potential future verification, which is where conversations on denuclearization have fallen apart before.