Sky News has witnessed a huge explosion during what North Korea claims to be the destruction of its nuclear test site in Punggye-ri. Asia correspondent Tom Cheshire was the only British broadcaster invited to the demolition prior to planned talks between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.Cheshire said he travelled 12 hours overnight in a train with blacked out windows before driving an hour through the mountains through military checkpoints to arrive at Punggye-ri.He said: "We hiked up into the mountains and watched the detonation from about 500 metres away."They counted it down - three, two, one."There was a huge explosion, you just could feel it. Dust came at you, the heat came at you. It was extremely loud."It blew an observation cabin made out of wood to complete smithereens.":: What it's like to be a foreign journalist in North KoreaA group of about 20 foreign journalists invited on the trip had been given a briefing by the deputy director of the North … [Read more...] about Huge explosion at North Korea ‘nuclear test site’
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Chinese geologists say North Korea's main nuclear testing site has collapsed under the stress of five successive bomb tests. A mountain above the notorious facility has collapsed, a study found, rendering it unsafe for future testing and presenting a serious risk of radiation leaking.The findings follow an announcement by President Kim Jong Un that North Korea would cease activity on its weapons testing programme.The commitment to close the facility, made on Saturday, was welcomed by Donald Trump as "big progress", but Pyongyang has not suggested it will give up its nuclear ambitions entirely.It also comes days before a historic summit between North and South Korea, where they are set to discuss the nuclear ambitions of North Korea.North Korea has made what appear to be historic and unusual steps toward conciliation in recent weeks, telling the US directly that it is prepared to discuss denuclearisation.The peer-reviewed study carrying news of the collapse is by China's university of … [Read more...] about Bomb tests trigger North Korea nuclear site collapse
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Chinese geologists say North Korea nuclear test site collapsed, may explain end of program This may shed new light on North Korean President Kim Jong Un’s announcement that his country was ceasing its testing program. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 7 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Christopher Bodeen, The Associated Press Published 10:34 a.m. ChT April 26, 2018 | Updated 11:21 a.m. ChT April 26, 2018 CLOSE President Donald Trump said in a tweet nuclear negotiations with North Korea could be unsuccessful, and criticized past administrations on how they dealt with the issue. Veuer's Maria Mercedes Galuppo has more. Buzz60 … [Read more...] about Chinese geologists say North Korea nuclear test site collapsed, may explain end of program
North Korea’s main nuclear test site has partially collapsed under the stress of multiple explosions, possibly rendering it unsafe for further testing and leaving it vulnerable to radiation leaks, a study by Chinese geologists has shown. The findings could cast doubt on North Korea’s sincerity in announcing last weekend that it would stop testing nuclear weapons at the site ahead of Friday’s summit between the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and the South Korean president, Moon Jae-in. The test site at Punggye-ri, in a mountainous area in North Korea’s north-east, has been the location for all six of the regime’s nuclear tests since 2006. The findings, by scientists at the University of Science and Technology of China, suggest the partial collapse of the mountain that contains the testing tunnels, as well as the risk of radiation leaks, have potentially rendered the site unusable. The study was published soon after Kim said his country would stop … [Read more...] about North Korea nuclear test site has collapsed and may be out of action – China study
THE world is currently on high alert as tensions between the US and Russia over Syria continue to escalate. Adding North Korea's nuclear ambitions into the mix, an all-out war could be on the cards - but just who would win if World War 3 broke out? We explore the options. Could World War Three happen? As the world comes under fire from terror attacks, escalating hostility between Russia and the US, and repeated shows of strength from the North Korean regime, a full-blown war could soon be more likely than ever. Here's what's happened so far: 2018 April 12: Cabinet backed UK intervention in Syria "to deter the further use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime". April 11: Defence chiefs in Russia say they will respond "immediately" if their military units in Syria are hit in any US airstrikes. April 11: Russia's ambassador to Lebanon has said US missiles fired at Syria would be shot down and the launch sites targeted. April 7: A suspected nerve agent … [Read more...] about Is there going to be a World War 3 and who would win? From Syria tensions between USA and Russia to the North Korea nuclear threat, what are the chances?