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N.Korea offers to close n-test site in May

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Panmunjom: South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R) shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ahead of a landmark summit at the Peace House in the truce village of Panmunjom on April 27, 2018. (Yonhap/IANS) by .
Panmunjom: South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R) shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ahead of a landmark summit at the Peace House in the truce village of Panmunjom on April 27, 2018. (Yonhap/IANS)

The South Korean presidential office Cheong Wa Dae on Sunday said that North Korea has offered to close down its nuclear test site in Punggye-ri in May….reports Asian Lite News

Panmunjom: South Korean President Moon Jae-in (R) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un burst into laughter as they talk ahead of a landmark summit at the Peace House in the truce village of Panmunjom on April 27, 2018.(Yonhap/IANS) by .

During a live broadcast delivered by President Moon Jae-in’s chief press secretary Yoon Young-chan, he said Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un also agreed to make public when North Korea dismantles the northern test site, reports Yonhap News Agency.

Kim said he would invite security experts and journalists to the North.

“Some say that we are terminating facilities that are not functioning, but you will see that they are in good condition,” Yoon quoted Kim as saying.

Sunday’s announcement comes after Kim and Moon presided over a historic summit on Friday at the border village of Panmunjom where they agreed to work to rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons.