[Ed. – Poor Trump. He got the U.S. hostages, Kim has acknowledged his nuke test site is no longer viable and is blasting it into oblivion (who’s he trying to impress, BTW, at this point?), the sanctions on North Korea are still in place, and Trump has vowed to tighten them, and now Trump has pulled out of the talks with Kim. This is either some tough negotiating, or — well, some tough negotiating.]
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country’s nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a group of foreign journalists looked on.
The explosions at the test site deep in the mountains of the North’s sparsely populated northeast were supposed to build confidence ahead of a planned summit next month between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump. But Trump canceled the meeting on Thursday, citing “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a North Korean statement released earlier in the day.
The blasts were centered on three tunnels at the underground site and a number of buildings in the surrounding area. North Korea held a closing ceremony afterward with officials from its nuclear arms program in attendance.