May 24, 2018 / 2:12 PM / a month 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.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrives for a news conference in Vienna, Austria, May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger

“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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