Donald Trump Hails North Korea's Decision to Dismantle Nuclear Test

  • Donald Trump Hails North Korea's Decision to Dismantle Nuclear Test

Donald Trump Hails North Korea's Decision to Dismantle Nuclear Test

"Thank you, very smart and kind gesture!", - trump wrote in his Twitter.

Journalists applying to cover the event will be limited to citizens of China, Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, and South Korea, due to the remote and diminutive nature of the site.

He is now set for the first ever face-to-face meeting between a sitting American president and a North Korean leader, scheduled for June 12 in Singapore.

The Blue House of South Korea said on April 29 that during the summit, Kim told Moon that he will shut down the nuclear test site and show the process to the world.

However, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said that she did not believe that Moon would be a part of the historic Trump-Kim summit the following month. This could satisfy Trump but undermine the alliance between Washington and Seoul.

North Korea has said the refusal of the nuclear program.

North Korea's key ally, China, said Friday it welcomes the progress made by the USA and North Korea in setting up next month's summit between their leaders.

There, newsmen will board a charter train to the nuclear test ground in an "uninhabited deep mountain area".

The announcement comes a day after North Korea pledged to refrain from unannounced missile tests during a meeting with United Nations aviation agency officials, Yonhap reported. These refer to experiments involving a subcritical mass of nuclear materials that allow scientists to examine the performance and safety of weapons without triggering a nuclear chain reaction and explosion.

South Korea's deputy nuclear envoy Jeong Yeon-doo will visit the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna this week to discuss the "complete denuclearisation of North Korea" the foreign ministry said on Sunday.

The spectacle of the North shuttering and even destroying its nuclear facilities is not new.

North Korea continues to follow through with its efforts towards peace.

Trump is expected to push North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons at the meeting in exchange for the removal of economic sanctions and U.S. assistance in rebuilding Pyongyang's ailing economy.

The North went on to conduct its second nuclear test in May 2009.