Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | August 14, 2018

Nuclear Test Ban Group Skeptical of North Korea’s Denuclearization Efforts

In a Wall Street Journal interview, CTBTO Head Lassina Zerbo, praises North Korea for destroying its Punggye-ri nuclear test site, but says that Pyongyang must allow inspectors for it to be credible. “Verification is what brings trust.”

In the interview, Zerbo urged Pyongyang to sign the nuclear test-ban treaty, which he said would help overcome skepticism among scientists and diplomats about its intentions. “Right now we need confidence-building measures— not just between two Koreas, but also with the international community to see that North Korea is serious about the denuclearization process,” he said.

Zerbo added that it’s still not too late for North Korea to allow inspectors to collect some data in order to certify the dismantling of the PUnggye-ri site.

Read full article here.

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