North Korea starts pulling cables from tunnels at nuclear test site

North Korea has started pulling cables from tunnels at its nuclear testing site, US Intelligence says.

The separation of the cables at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site is believed to be the first step towards shutting down the country's nuclear program, CBS reported.

Just days ago, landmark meetings with South Korean President Moon Jae-in resulted in North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowing to shut down the testing facility completely in May - with the process to be opened to US and South Korean experts and journalists.

Pictured: The Punggye-ri nuclear test site, where North Korea is reportedly pulling cables as it prepares to dismantle its nuclear program

Pictured: The Punggye-ri nuclear test site, where North Korea is reportedly pulling cables as it prepares to dismantle its nuclear program

The sudden change came after historic meetings between North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in last week (pictured)

The sudden change came after historic meetings between North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in last week (pictured)

The pair met at a border truce village, signalling the first time a North Korean leader had ever stepped over the military demarcation line since the nation. 

During the meeting, they discussed formally ending the 1950-53 war between the two countries and the end of North Korea's nuclear program.

US President Donald is expected to meet with Kim in May or June, where more regimented plans for the nation's denuclearization are expected to be formed.

The location of the meeting is yet to be announced, with recently asking Twitter followers if they believed Peace House, on the

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