North Korea demolishes nuclear test site, as Trump cancels summit with Kim Jong Un

Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with USA Today about North Korea demolishing its test site the day President Trump canceled a proposed summit.

“In the wake of what increasingly seems like unhelpful rhetoric from (the U.S. and North Korea) over the last week, the destruction today is a welcome goodwill gesture in advance of a possible summit,” said Alexandra Bell, senior policy director at Washington D.C.-based Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation.

She warned the demolition doesn’t mean that North Korea couldn’t decide to conduct further tests.

“They can always decide to dig new tunnels (at Punggye-ri) even if they’ve exploded or collapsed the ones they used before,” she added. “They can always test elsewhere.” Read more