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>> Well, we'll see what we see in there.>> Roughly two dozen journalists from international media outlets have left for North Korea after an invitation from it's government to witness the closing of its only known nuclear test site. CNN and CBS News along with Russia Today and Chinese State media are some of those attending seen here departing from Beijing.
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It's a sign that North Korea may be serious about dismantling its program, which they say will happen between Wednesday and Friday. But what the journalists may find is less clear. North Korea did not invite actual technical inspectors for the trip, the United States had called for North Korea to stop it's program in a way that would not be reversible, and in a way that can be checked by nuclear experts.
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The trip also comes after a sudden and harsh change in tone from Pyongyang towards the US and South Korea, after months of rapid improvement in the relationship. Last week, the North called the South incompetent. The White House admitted that the planned face-to-face meeting between the President and Kim Jong-un might not happen at all.
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And it refused the halt joint military exercises with South Korea over the North's objection. South Korean media were not invited to the nuclear site, neither was Reuters.