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North Korea announces plans for dismantling of nuclear test site

Kim Jong-un press conference.
A man watches a television news broadcast showing North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Photo: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea's foreign ministry announced Saturday that the country will hold a "ceremony" May 23-25 marking the dismantling of the country's northeastern nuclear testing site, that will involve destroying all of the tunnels on the grounds and removing observation and research facilities, reports the AP.

Why it matters: The event will happen less than three weeks before President Trump's June 12 meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. Last month, during a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Kim promised to stop nuclear missile testing and close a test site. Per the AP, the North added that it will invite journalists from the U.S., South Korea, China, Russia and Britain to inspect the process.

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