North Korea will suspend its nuclear and missile tests, in order to ensure transparency of the suspension of its nuclear test.
In a statement published by the state-run Korean Central News Agency, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un promised to ‘’never use nuclear weapons’’ unless there is a nuclear ‘’threat or provocation’’ to the country.
The country is halting nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missiles launches, and also closing down a nuclear test site in its northern region.
‘’The suspension of the nuclear testing is an important process for global nuclear disarmament, and the DPRK will join international efforts and efforts to halt the nuclear test altogether.’’
President Donald Trump commended North Korea’s suspension of the test in a tweet about 7pm Friday EDT, calling it ‘’very good news’’.
‘’North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site,’’ Trump wrote.
The decision comes months after tensions between the Trump administration and North Korea reached historic heights.
Trump and Kim taunted each other in an exchange of tweets and official statements as North Korea test launched several intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM).
Last year, Trump continually referred to Kim as ‘’Rocket Man,’’ while the dictator described Trump as a ‘’mentally deranged US dotard.’’
In August, North Korea vowed to retaliate against the US ‘’thousands of times over ‘’ after the United Nation Security Council imposed new sanctions against the country.
Shortly after, Trump promised North Korea ‘’fire and fury like the world has never seen,’’ pushing North Korea to threaten Guam, where the US has a major military presence, as a potential target.
The threats continued into this year as Trump and Kim argued over which country’s nuclear weapons were more powerful and deadly.