North Korea to close missile test site: Moon

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North Korea agreed to abolish key missile facilities and close its main nuclear site. Kim Jong Un promised to visit Seoul soon – it would be a North Korean leader's first trip to the South's capital since 1945.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have reached an agreement on a range of issues during a summit in Pyongyang.

 

Moon is on a three-day trip to the North Korean capital for his third meeting with Kim this year in a bid to improve ties between the neighboring states, following US President Donald Trump's meeting with the North Korean leader in June.

What did they agree?

In a joint statement on Wednesday, the two leaders touched on several key issues:

The leaders agreed to turn the Korean Peninsula into a "land of peace without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats."

Kim promised to visit Seoul "in the near future." It would be a North Korean leader's first visit to the South's capital since the peninsula was divided at the end of World War II.

Moon said North Korea had agreed to "permanently" dismantle a major missile facility in the presence of foreign observers.

Moon also said North Korea had agreed to dismantle its main Nyongbyon nuclear complex on the condition that the US took unspecified corresponding action.

Both sides also agreed to seek to co-host the 2032 Summer Olympics.

More to come... 

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