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Will Stop Nuclear Tests And Shut Down A Test Site: North Korea

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| April 21 , 2018 , 10:54 IST

In a major development, North Korean leadership has decided to not undertake any further nuclear tests and the launches of Intercontinental ballistic missiles. The North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-Un conveyed to the United States that the country would also shut down a nuclear test site on the northern side to prove the vow to suspend nuclear tests.

Earlier on Saturday, the North Korean media ran a statement from Kim Jong Un saying the nation no longer needed nuclear weapons or long-range missiles.

These announcements come ahead of the bilateral summit being planned between the United States of America and North Korea which have been confirmed after the clandestine visit of CIA chief and to be confirmed Secretary of State Mike Pompeau to Pyongyang earlier this week.

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A jubilant Donald Trump took to twitter informing the world of these developments calling them a ‘big progress’. “Looking forward to our summit”, Trump further wrote.

Kim-Jong Un is scheduled to meet the South Korean President Moon Jae-In

Whom he had invited to Pyongyang on the sidelines of the Winter Olympics through his sister.

A spokesperson for the South Korean President welcomed the decisions and said, “We view the North’s decision as a significant step toward the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula the world has wished for.” 

The two nations have been at bitter terms since the division of Korea at the end of World War-II.