[Ed. – Of course, we’ll see how long that lasts. But it will probably last at least through any summit meeting in May. Suspending such activities has to be a condition of talks with the U.S., and this suggests Pyongyang will play ball in that regard. I wouldn’t bet against getting a long-term agreement of some kind. North and South are already talking about ending their 65-year-old standoff.]
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.
“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.”
The announcement comes amid preparations for a meeting later this year between President Trump and the North Korean dictator. During the summit, Trump said he expected to talk with Kim about denuclearizing the hermit kingdom.