International inspectors will be allowed into North Korea's dismantled nuclear testing site, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday, after a meeting with Kim Jong Un in which he said "significant progress" was made towards denuclearisation.
"Chairman Kim said he's ready to allow them to come in" to see the dismantled Punggye-ri nuclear test site, Pompeo said.
North Korea took apart the Punggye-ri facility in the country's northeast in May but has yet to allow international observers into the site to verify its claims.
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 two sides have since sparred over the exact terms of the vaguely-worded deal, with the US pushing for a "final, fully verified denuclearisation" of North Korea while Pyongyang has slammed Washington for its "gangster-like" demands for its unilateral disarmament.
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