BREAKING NEWS: Reports: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says he will suspend nuclear and long-range missile tests, and shut down a nuclear test site. pic.twitter.com/MA5ZPT7vRT
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 20, 2018
There’s some potentially big news from North Korea tonight ahead of that planned meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un.
Per multiple news reports, North Korea has announced it will be suspending nuclear and missile tests.
“From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles,” the Korean Central News Agency said in a report Saturday morning.
This came out of a meeting of the central committee of the ruling Worker’s Party of Korea held Friday to discuss policy issues related to “a new stage” in a “historic” period.
“The North will shut down a nuclear test site in the country’s northern side to prove the vow to suspend nuclear test,” KCNA reported.
NEWS: North Korea has achieved its goal of developing nuclear weapons and does not plan to conduct further nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile tests, its state-run media reported, citing leader Kim Jong Un.
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) April 20, 2018
UPDATE –– 6:54 pm ET: President Trump has tweeted about the “good news”:
North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site. This is very good news for North Korea and the World – big progress! Look forward to our Summit.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2018
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