Wednesday, 27 October 2021

North Korea’s Kim promises no more nuclear or missile tests

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SEOUL: North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un announced his country will carry out no more nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile tests and will shut down its atomic test site, the North’s state media reported Saturday.

The declaration, long sought by the US, will be seen as a crucial step in the fast diplomatic dance on and around the Korean peninsula.

It comes less than a week before Kim meets South Korean leader Moon Jae-in for a summit in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the peninsula, and ahead of a much-anticipated encounter with US President Donald Trump.

Trump reacted positively to the news, taking to his favourite social media platform to issue a response and saying he was looking “forward to our Summit”.

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