US President Donald Trump on Friday welcomed a statement by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he will suspend nuclear and missile tests immediately and abolish a nuclear test site, and Trump said he looked forward to a summit with Kim.
"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," Trump said in message on Twitter.
North Korea will suspend nuclear and missile tests effective immediately and abolish a nuclear test site in a bid to pursue economic growth and peace on the Korean peninsula, the North's state media said on Saturday, ahead of planned summits with South Korea and the United States,
North Korea leader Kim Jong-un said his country no longer needed to conduct nuclear tests or intercontinental ballistic missile tests because it has completed its goal of developing nuclear weapons, state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.
"To guarantee suspension of nuclear tests in a transparent manner, the republic's northern nuclear test site will be abolished," the KCNA said after Kim convened this year's first plenary session of the Central Committee of the ruling Worker's Party on Friday.
"The overall projects of the party and the country will be geared towards building of a socialist economy, and all our efforts will be made towards...