Saturday, April 21, 2018

Kim Jong-un halts any further nuclear & missile tests, shuts down testing site

Kim Jong-un halts any further nuclear & missile tests
North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs have allowed the country to secure strategic stability and peace, so there is no need for additional missile and nuke tests anymore, Kim Jong-un has proclaimed.

“From April 21, 2018, nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile tests will be discontinued,” the Korean Central News Agency cited Kim as saying, at a plenary meeting of the central committee of the ruling Worker's Party of Korea (WPK)

Furthermore, since North Korea’s nuclear test center has “completed” its mission, it “will be discarded in order to ensure the transparency of the nuclear test suspension,” KCNA reported.

Announcing the country’s new course, the ruling party has declared that North Korea “will never use nuclear weapons, unless there is nuclear threat or nuclear provocation to our country, and in no case we will proliferate nuclear weapons and nuclear technology.”

In the announcement, North Korea noted that the “suspension of nuclear testing is an important process for global nuclear disarmament." Therefore, North Korea is willing to join international denuclearization efforts.


  1. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has announced the immediate suspension of nuclear and missile tests, Pyongyang's official news agency reported Saturday.

    "From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles," Kim said Friday during a meeting of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers Party, according to KCNA.

    North Korea will also "shut down a nuclear test site in the country's northern side to guarantee transparency in suspending nuclear tests," the report added.

    Having established a nuclear deterrent, North Korea can now turn to overhauling its economy, Kim said.

    South Korea welcomed the announcement, praising the decision as a "meaningful" step forward.

    "North Korea's decision is meaningful progress for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, which the world wishes for", according to a statement by the presidential office.

    "It will create a very positive environment for the success of the upcoming inter-Korean and North-US summits", the statement added.

    Pyongyang's move comes ahead of Kim's Apr. 27 summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the demilitarized zone that separates the two countries.

  2. La Corée du Nord va fermer son site d'essais nucléaires et cesser ses tirs de missiles


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