Pompeo says North Korea 'ready' to invite inspectors to nuclear site
SEOUL – Agence France-Presse
International inspectors will be allowed into North Korea's dismantled nuclear testing site, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Oct. 8, after a meeting with Kim Jong Un in which he said "significant progress" was made towards denuclearisation.
The facility, buried inside a mountain near the border with China, was the staging ground for all six of the North's nuclear tests.
The inspectors will be allowed in as soon as the two sides agree on "logistics", Pompeo told reporters in Seoul before leaving for Beijing on a whirlwind diplomatic trip.
The two sides have since sparred over the exact terms of the vaguely-worded deal, with the US pushing for a "final, fully verified denuclearization" of North Korea while Pyongyang has slammed Washington for its "gangster-like" demands for its unilateral disarmament.