North Korea pledges to close down key missile test site

Mr Pompeo is arranging meetings with North Korean officials with the aim of completing North Korea’s denuclearisation by January 2021

Mr Pompeo is arranging meetings with North Korean officials with the aim of completing North Korea’s denuclearisation by January 2021

In addition to Pompeo's meeting with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, "we have invited North Korean representatives to meet our Special Representative for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, in Vienna, Austria at the earliest opportunity", the statement continued. It's very much calmed down.

"South and North Korea agreed on a denuclearisation plan for the first time".

North Korea's pledge at a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang drew an enthusiastic response from U.S. President Donald Trump, even though some U.S. officials and experts fear a ploy to weaken Washington's resolve and its alliance with Seoul.

Building on what Trump called "tremendous progress", Pompeo said he has invited his North Korean counterpart, Ri Yong-ho, to meet next week in NY, "where we are both already scheduled to be in attendance at the United Nations General Assembly meeting".

The North's offer to close the Yongbyong facility was coupled with a pledge to permanently shut down its missile engine testing facility and launch pad under the watchful eye of global experts.

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"We have agreed to make the Korean peninsula a land of peace free from nuclear weapons and nuclear threats", Kim told reporters during the joint announcement with President Moon.

"We're making tremendous progress with respect to North Korea".

In his statement on Wednesday, Pompeo said commitments made at a summit between the leaders of North and South Korea were positive enough that the U.S.

To go further, Mr. Kim has demanded "corresponding" measures from the United States, like declaring a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War, which was halted only with a truce.

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