International reporters were invited to witness the destruction of North Korea’s main nuclear testing facility Wednesday, enduring a “marathon” 11-hour train ride to witness the event as Kim Jong Un’s historic summit with President Trump hangs in the balance.
According to the New York Post, the journalists were allowed to enter the country from South Korea to watch as the Hermit Kingdom officially shuttered the test site ahead of potential talks with the United States.
“North Korea invited international media to observe the destruction with explosives of the Punggye-ri site, but not experts as initially promised, casting doubt over how verifiable the plan is and whether it will be safe,” writes the Post.
“We hope for an early realization of complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula through a North Korea-US summit and dialogue of various levels, starting with the abolition of the nuclear test site,” said a spokesperson for the communist regime.
The destruction of the facility comes just hours after President Trump cast new doubts over whether the historic summit will take place as scheduled for June 12th, saying he plans to announce his decision on the potential face-to-face meeting with Kim “next week.”