Experts cautious on North Korea's show of good faith

But some say nuke site shutdown key to trust as South's journalists get green light for event

After making them wait anxiously for days, North Korea finally allowed a group of South Korean journalists to fly in to witness the dismantling of its nuclear test site scheduled for this week.

The go-ahead - which analysts take as a goodwill gesture from the North - came after Pyongyang was riled by a joint US-South Korea military exercise last week and pulled out of high-level talks with Seoul.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 24, 2018, with the headline 'Experts cautious on N. Korea's show of good faith'. Print Edition | Subscribe