North Korea Set to Mothball Nuclear Site, Suspend Missile Tests

North Korea Set to Mothball Nuclear Site, Suspend Missile Tests. By Kanga Kong.

North Korea has achieved its goal of developing a nuclear arsenal and is suspending further tests of atomic weapons or intercontinental ballistic missiles, its state-run media reported, citing leader Kim Jong Un.

Kim said the nuclear test site in North Korea’s north will be dismantled, the Korean Central News Agency said in a statement, without giving further details. Punggye-ri, built in a secluded mountain valley northeast of Pyongyang and the site for all six of the regime’s nuclear blasts, has already been in doubt amid signs of structural weakness, and some observers have said it would be unsafe to do more tests there.

“I solemnly declare that we have accomplished credible weaponization of nuclear forces,” Kim was quoted as saying at a Friday ruling party meeting. “Our decision to suspend nuclear tests is part of the world’s important steps for nuclear disarmament and our republic will join global efforts to completely suspend nuclear tests.”

Odd. The media was telling us Trump was about to start WWIII in Korea.