The US intelligence services believe that the previously closed nuclear test site of Phungery in North Korea may still be suitable for testing, Reuters reports citing sources.
"There is no reason to conclude that the Phungery test site is no longer functioning," the source said.
According to it, "minor geological disruptions" are observed in the area of the test site, but the work of the landfill can be restored in a relatively short period of time. Previously, the media reported that a closed nuclear test site in the DPRK was unsuitable for testing. As noted, the landfill was unsuitable for use because of the collapse of the mountain cavity.
The DPRK and South Korea intend to sign a peace treaty by the end of the year.
We recall that the head of the DPRK Kim Jong-un and the President of the Republic of Korea, Mun Zhe Ying met at the border point of Panmunjom and shook hands. Such a meeting became historic, as the leaders of the countries met for the first time in 65 years.
In turn, Kim Jong-un said that he arrived in South Korea to end the confrontation between the countries.
Secretary General of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Thomas Greminger welcomes the intention of the DPRK and South Korea to sign a peace treaty. This is reported on the organization's website.
"I hope that this event will positively affect our global security and will inspire other states in conflict to take the path of peace," Greminger said.
In his turn, OSCE Chairman Angelino Alfano also welcomed the decision and expressed the hope that "the outcome of the meeting will make a positive contribution to relieving tension in the region."