PressTV-UK welcomes N Korea’s decision to suspend nuclear tests

The United Kingdom has welcomed North Korea’s decision to suspend nuclear and missile tests and abolish an atomic test site, calling it a positive step.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un declared on Friday that his country no longer needed to conduct nuclear tests or intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests because it has completed its goal of developing nuclear weapons, the country’s official Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.

Kim was cited as saying that the suspension will start Saturday and that he will also shut down the site where the country conducted its previous six nuclear tests.

 “A long term commitment from Kim Jung-un to halt all nuclear tests and ICBM launches would be a positive step,” the British government said in a statement on Saturday.

“We hope this indicates an effort to negotiate in good faith,” it added.

London has also vowed to “remain committed to working with our international partners to bring…

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