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[Published: Monday October 08 2018]

 North Korea ready to invite inspectors to nuclear site

PYONGYANG 8 Oct (ANA) - US Secretary of State said 'significant progress' towards denuclearisation made in a meeting with Kim Jong Un.

International inspectors will be allowed into North Korea's dismantled nuclear testing site, United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said after a meeting with Kim Jong Un.

Such an inspection has been one of the main sticking points in making progress on a denuclearisation pledge secured by US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader at the historic summit in Singapore earlier this year.

Speaking to reporters in South Korea's capital, Seoul, on Monday, Pompeo said "significant progress" was made towards the "long process" of denuclearisation during a meeting with Kim on Sunday in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang.

North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear testing site, located inside a mountain near the border with China, has been the site of all six of the country's nuclear tests.

The dismantling of the facility began in May, according to North Korea, but international observers have not been allowed to examine the site to verify claims.(ANA)
FA/ANA/8 October 2018--------

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