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North Korea Set to Mothball Nuclear Site, Suspend Missile Tests

  • Leader Kim Jong Un speaks at party meeting on Friday
  • Comes ahead of summit with South Korean president next week
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North Korea Is Halting Its Nuclear & ICBM Testing
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North Korea has achieved its goal of developing a nuclear arsenal and is suspending further tests of atomic weapons or intercontinental ballistic missiles, its state-run media reported, citing leader Kim Jong Un.

Kim said the regime’s nuclear test site will be shuttered, according to the Korean Central News Agency. Punggye-ri, built in a secluded mountain valley northeast of Pyongyang and the site for all six of the regime’s nuclear blasts, has already been in doubt amid signs of structural weakness, and some observers have said it would be unsafe to do more tests there.