• Staff Report, Kyodo


North Korea could seek to charge a handful of foreign reporters $10,000 each for a visa to cover live the planned dismantlement of its Punggye-ri nuclear test site, reports said Monday.

North Korea said earlier this month that it will publicly dismantle the Punggye-ri site, where it conducted all six of its nuclear tests, between Wednesday and Friday, inviting journalists from Britain, China, South Korea, Russia and the United States to observe the event at a planned ceremony. It was unclear why journalists from Japan were not invited while media representatives from all other members of the now-defunct six-party talks on denuclearization — plus Britain — were.

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