1st photos purporting to show demolition of North Korean nuclear site unveiled

Photos released by North Korean state media purporting to show the demolition of North Korea’s nuclear test site earlier Thursday.

The purported demolition was carried out in front of foreign journalists deep in the mountains in the northeast portion of North Korea, according to The Associated Press.

Journalists from around the world flew from Beijing to Wonsan, on the east coast of North Korea, Tuesday and were taken on a long journey to the nuclear site near the village of Punggye-ri.

North Korean state media previously reported the dismantlement process would involve “collapsing all of its tunnels with explosions, blocking its entrances and removing all observation facilities, research buildings and security posts” and that foreign media were invited to cover the event to show the process in a “transparent manner.”

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