Trump welcomes N Korea's nuclear site plan

  • Trump welcomes N Korea's nuclear site plan

Trump welcomes N Korea's nuclear site plan

Pompeo cast US President Donald Trump's June 12 summit with Kim Jong Un as a test of the North Korean leader's commitment to change his country's direction. Trump welcomed the "gracious gesture".

The meeting will focus on plans to implement a declaration that emerged from an April 27 inter-Korea summit, including promises to formally end the Koran War and pursue "complete denuclearisation", the South's unification ministry, which handles ties with the North, said on Tuesday.

Washington is seeking the "complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation" of the North and stresses that verification will be key.

Reuters reports that Punggye-ri nuclear test site has been the location of all of North Korea's six known nuclear tests.

Meanwhile, the hermetic nation plans to join worldwide efforts to implement a total ban on nuclear weapons tests, its ambassador told the United Nations today.

The analysis said that could be because North Korea has promised to invite foreign journalists to witness the site's final dismantling.

They also plan on dismantling research facilities, observation posts and guard posts, along with removing guards and research staff.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says that North Korea will receive sanctions relief should they follow through with total denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. At the site, there's a system of tunnels under the mountain Mount Mantap.

Earlier today, North Korea's ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva Han Tae-song announced the country's intentions to work towards a complete ban on tests.

It was "not bad, but a cost-free signal", tweeted MIT political science professor Vipin Narang.

"I think they're done testing". The area - situated between the Chinese border and the Sea of Japan - provides a "virtually infinite amount of space" for underground testing, according to Jeffrey Lewis, director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California.

Saturday's announcement is the latest move in a rapid sequence of events on the Korean peninsula triggered by the Winter Olympics in the South.

Bolton said that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has "a role", but that the "actual deconstruction" of the nuclear weapons "will be by the United States, perhaps with the assistance from others".

Guterres says he is looking forward to "this positive momentum being consolidated at the summit between the leaders of the United States and North Korea".

But the phrase is a diplomatic euphemism open to interpretation on both sides. He did not specify what the military has seen.

North Korea on Tuesday threatened to cancel the upcoming USA summit over joint military drills between the US and South Korea, Yonhap News reported.

Oak Ridge was where Libyan centrifuges and nuclear weapons development equipment were shipped during the George W. Bush administration in 2004 after British and US weapons experts engaged in dismantling, destroying and removing Libyan weapons technology.