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North Korea vows to freeze nuclear weapons tests

[3/6/2018 7:03:27 AM]

AMMONNEWS - North Korea has agreed to freeze its ongoing nuclear weapons tests, if its security can be guaranteed, South Korea's top security adviser said following his trip to the communist state.

In a press briefing on Tuesday, Chung Eui-yong also announced that North Korea's Kim Jong-un and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in will hold a landmark summit in April.

The summit of the two leaders will be held at the joint security area of Panmunjom, according to the official South Korean news agency, Yonhap.

The announcement followed high-level talks in Pyongyang between Chung and top North Korean leaders, including Kim Jong-un.

"The North side clearly affirmed its commitment to the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula and said it would have no reason to possess nuclear weapons should the safety of its regime be guaranteed and military threats against North Korea removed," he said.

Chung also said that North Korea has expressed willingness to hold "candid" talks with the US on the issues of denuclearisation and normalisation of bilateral ties.

He also said that as long as the there is progress in the talks between the US and North Korea, Pyongyang will pause its nuclear tests and ballistic missile launches.


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