North Korea: Reports Indicate Preparations Underway for Test Site Inspections

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North Korea: Reports Indicate Preparations Underway for Test Site Inspections

What Happened: North Korea appears to be preparing its Punggye-ri nuclear test site and its Sohae Satellite Launching Station for inspection, Yonhap reported Oct. 31.

Why It Matters: If confirmed, this would be a sign that North Korea is taking tangible steps to fulfill its promise to allow inspectors to search the facilities. North Korea demolished the Punggye-ri test site on May 24 after identifying it and Sohae for dismantling.

Background: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will likely meet his North Korean counterpart in the coming week. During an Oct. 7 meeting with Pompeo, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to allow inspectors to examine the Punggye-ri site and allow international monitors to inspect Sohae.

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Source: Google News North Korea | Netizen 24 North Korea

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