Wednesday, September 19, 2018
   
Text Size

Site Search powered by Ajax

North Korea suspends nuclear and missile tests

Leader Kim Jong-un also announces the shutting down of nuclear test site, before next week's inter-Korean talks.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has announced that his country will suspend nuclear and missile tests immediately, according to state media.

The announcement on Saturday came amid increasingly decreasing tensions on the Korean Peninsula in advance of a landmark summit between North and South Korea next week.

The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said that Pyongyang would also close its nuclear test site as part of the country's efforts to pursue economic growth and regional peace.

"Nuclear development has proceeded scientifically and in due order and the development of the delivery strike means also proceeded scientifically and verified the completion of nuclear weapons," the agency quoted Kim as saying during a meeting of the ruling party's full Central Committee.

"We no longer need any nuclear test or test launches of intermediate and intercontinental range ballistic missiles, and because of this the northern nuclear test site has finished its mission."

According to the KCNA statement, North Korea also pledged to join international efforts to stop all nuclear tests and vowed to never use nuclear weapons as long as there are no such threats towards the country.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has announced that his country will suspend nuclear and missile tests immediately, according to state media.

The announcement on Saturday came amid increasingly decreasing tensions on the Korean Peninsula in advance of a landmark summit between North and South Korea next week.

The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said that Pyongyang would also close its nuclear test site as part of the country's efforts to pursue economic growth and regional peace.

"Nuclear development has proceeded scientifically and in due order and the development of the delivery strike means also proceeded scientifically and verified the completion of nuclear weapons," the agency quoted Kim as saying during a meeting of the ruling party's full Central Committee.

"We no longer need any nuclear test or test launches of intermediate and intercontinental range ballistic missiles, and because of this the northern nuclear test site has finished its mission."

According to the KCNA statement, North Korea also pledged to join international efforts to stop all nuclear tests and vowed to never use nuclear weapons as long as there are no such threats towards the country.

"Look forward to our summit," he added.

Trump had previously said the summit would take place "sometime in May or early June".


blog comments powered by Disqus

Subscribe via RSS or Email:

Typhoon Mangkhut rips through Hong ...

Read More

Typhoon Mangkhut kills 12 in Philip...

Read More

'Great founder': Venezuela's Maduro...

Read More

Super Typhoon Mangkhut makes landfa...

Read More

Two Koreas open first liaison offic...

Read More

Malaysian ex-PM Najib's lawyer char...

Read More

Donation

Thanks to all of our supporters for your generosity and your encouragement of an independent press!

Enter Amount:

Featured_Author

Login






Login reminder Forgot login?

Subscribe to MWC News Alert

Email Address

Subscribe in a reader Facebok page Twitter page

Israel pounds Gaza

India's Kerala state devastated

Capturing life under apartheid