President Trump Reacts to North Korea's Major Announcement About Nuclear Weapons

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April 20, 2018Apr 20, 2018

According to several news agencies, North Korea is planning to end its nuclear and long-range missile tests. Over the past year, these have threatened the safety of the U.S. and its allies—especially Japan. The country says it will also close one of its nuclear testing sites.

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President Trump responded to the announcement in a tweet sent on Friday.

"North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site," he wrote. "This is very good news for North Korea and the World - big progress! Look forward to our Summit."

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However, it's unclear whether that is because they are no longer going to try to get nuclear weapons or because they've completed their goal of being a nuclear power.

According to CNN, Kim Jong-Un said: "Under the proven condition of complete nuclear weapons, we no longer need any nuclear tests, mid-range and intercontinental ballistic rocket tests, and that the nuclear test site in northern area has also completed its mission."

South Korean news agency Yonhap said, "From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles. The North will shut down a nuclear test site in the country's northern side to guarantee transparency in suspending nuclear tests."

President Trump and Kim Jong-Un are supposed to meet in either May or June, according to CNBC. It's location has not yet been determined, although Mongolia, Sweden, and the capital city of North Korea have been floated as possibilities.

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