North Korea’s freeze on nuclear testing isn’t a victory — it’s negotiation
Saturday, 21 April 2018 North Korea will be pressing pause on its nuclear and missile tests this weekend in advance of summits with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in next week and with Donald Trump sometime this spring, Reuters reports.
The announcement, via state news agency KCNA, also included plans to shutter its nuclear test site, according to the Washington Post. But that doesn’t mean North Korea’s getting rid of the nuclear weapons that it has already developed, or that testing is done for good: the test site is still there, and the regime can resume testing when it pleases, says Jeffrey Lewis, director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS). To make it non-operational, they’d have to fill...
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President Trump says he will know next week if his summit with Kim Jong Un will occur.
The unprecedented meeting between the US and North Korea is scheduled for June 12th in Singapore.
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Pyongyang invites a handful of international journalists to view the dismantling of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site, as it shows its commitment to discontinue nuclear tests. Source: Al Jazeera STUDIO -
On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States is prepared to walk away from negotiations with North Korea if upcoming talks on its nuclear weapons program head in the wrong.. Source: Wochit News -
A small coterie of foreign reporters is about to set off on a marathon journey to a remote location in North Korea to witness Pyongyang's purported destruction of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site. The.. Source: Wochit -
North Korea now says it will allow South Korean reporters to witness the planned dismantling of its nuclear testing site, after it lashed out over joint U.S.-South Korea military drills. About two.. Source: CBS News -