“From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles,” the Korean Central News Agency said, according to Yonhap News. “The North will shut down a nuclear test site in the country’s northern side to prove the vow to suspend nuclear test.”
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced Friday that his country will be suspending missile testing and closing a nuclear test site, several reports said including Fox News.
This surprising announcement comes just months prior to the expected summit between President Trump and the North Korean dictator.
“I hope to have a very successful meeting,If we don’t think it’s going to be successful, we won’t have it. If I think it’s a meeting that is not going to be fruitful, we’re not going to go. If the meeting when I’m there is not fruitful, I will respectfully leave the meeting.”, Trump said during a joint news conference alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
The summit could be one of the biggest achievements of Trump’s presidential term and while this is astonishingly good news, the media has remained focused on Former FBI director James Comey and Robert Mueller and the endless drama relating to memos and “Russian Collusion”.
News of the testing suspension came after we learned earlier this week that Mike Pompeo, the current CIA director and secretary of state nominee, met with Kim in North Korea over Easter weekend to lay the groundwork for the prospective meeting with Trump, Fox News Reported
The meeting, Trump said, could occur by early June. The president Tweeted this promising news, when it broke.
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
The president Tweeted this promising news, when it broke.