May 24, 2018 / 2:19 PM / 3 months ago

U.N. chief laments lack of international experts at North Korea site

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said it was unfortunate that no international experts were on hand when North Korea blew up tunnels at its nuclear test site on Thursday even as he welcomed Pyongyang’s reported action.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivers a speech on disarmament and denuclearisation at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) in Geneva, Switzerland, May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

“It is regrettable that international experts were not invited to witness the site closing,” a spokesman for Guterres said in a statement.

Reporting by Michelle Nichols; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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