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Kim Jong Un promises a public display of closing nuclear test site

Kim Jong-un promises to close North Korea’s nuclear test site in May in front of the world, ABC News , 29 Apr 18

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has vowed to shut down the country’s nuclear test site in May and open the process to experts and journalists from South Korea and the United States, Seoul’s presidential office has said.

Key points:

  • Singapore is being considered as a location for the Trump-Kim summit
  • Mr Trump said he would continue to sanctions pressure on Pyongyang
  • He is also providing the Japanese Prime Minister with updates on the negotiations

Mr Kim made the comments during his summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday (local time), where he also expressed optimism about his anticipated meeting with Donald Trump.

The North Korean leader said the US President would learn he is “not a person” to fire missiles toward the United States, Mr Moon’s spokesman Yoon Young-chan said.

During the summit, the two Korean leaders promised to work toward the “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean Peninsula, but made no references to verification or timetables…………

North Korea suspends nuclear tests, will change time zone

North Korea this month announced it has suspended all tests of nuclear devices and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) and plans to close its nuclear testing ground.

Mr Kim reacted to scepticism that the North would only be closing down the northernmost test tunnel at the site in Punggye-ri, which some analysts say became too unstable to conduct further underground detonations following the country’s sixth and most powerful nuclear test in September.

In his conversation with the South Korean President, Mr Kim denied that he would be merely clearing out damaged goods, saying that the site also has two new tunnels that are larger than previous testing facilities, Mr Yoon said.

Mr Yoon said the North Korean leader also revealed plans to re-adjust its current time zone to match the South’s………  http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-29/donald-trump-says-north-korea-meeting-could-happen-within-weeks/9708208

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April 30, 2018 - Posted by | North Korea, politics international

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