The regime has begun dismantling its Punggye-ri nuclear test site.
According to 38 North,. satellite imagery shows several key operational support buildings have been destroyed while some rails for mining carts seem to have been removed.
Other more substantial buildings around the facility remain intact, with no tunnel entrances permanently shut down yet.
The U.S.-based North Korea monitoring website explains. this is to save the complete destruction of the tunnels and the removal of facilities. so that foreign journalists can witness those moments next week.
During today's regular briefing, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said the North appears to be getting ready for the destruction of the Nuclear Test Site, and said it is closely monitoring the situation in the area.