A positive news came out of North Korea as Kim Jong-un has announced that he has decided to halt the progression of his nuclear program. He did so by saying that he will suspend all tests of the nuclear missiles and also plans to shut down the site where six previous nuclear tests were carried out.
The decision came before the history-making landmark talks are to be made with the United States President Donald J. Trump.
The United Kingdom welcomed the move that is being taken by Kim Jong-un of North Korea.
This development was made overnight, to which the Foreign Office of Britain responded, ‘We hope Kim Jong-un’s announcement indicated a willingness to negotiate with the world leaders.’
In a statement, it said: ‘A long-term commitment from Kim Jong Un to halt all nuclear tests and ICBM launches would be a positive step. We hope this indicates an effort to negotiate in good faith. We remain committed to working with our international partners to bring about our goal of a complete, verifiable and irreversible de-nuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, and to do so through peaceful means.’
The historical meeting is expected to take place sometime in between May or June. However, place of the meeting is not yet decided but the plans are in motions, with CIA director Mike Pompeo flying to Pyongyang for talks with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un over the Easter weekend.
President Moon Jae-in of South Korea is also set to meet Kim Jong-un on April 27 at a border truce for a summit focused on nuclear issues.
This also will be a history-making event, as this kind of move did not take place since the Korean War.
President Trump heralded Friday’s announcement, tweeting: ‘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.’
He later added: ‘A message from Kim Jong Un: ‘North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles.’ Also will ‘Shut down a nuclear test site in the country’s Northern Side to prove the vow to suspend nuclear tests.’ Progress being made for all!’
The decision was welcomed by South Korea, they said, ‘meaningful progress for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula’.
However, Japan seems uncertain about the intentions of its neighboring country North Korea and has demanded that pressure should be kept until the missile program is completely abandoned in an irreversible manner.