North Korea to Stop Nuclear Tests, Abolish Test Site Ahead of Trump Summit

Reuters
By Reuters
April 20, 2018World News
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North Korea to Stop Nuclear Tests, Abolish Test Site Ahead of Trump Summit
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017. (KCNA via REUTERS)

SEOUL—North Korea will suspend nuclear and missile tests effective immediately and abolish a nuclear test site in the northern part of the country in a bid to pursue economic growth and peace on the Korean peninsula, state media said on Saturday.

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un said in a statement his country no longer needs to conduct nuclear tests or intercontinental ballistic missile tests because it has completed weaponizing nuclear arms, state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.

Reporting by Cynthia Kim; Editing by Will Dunham

 

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