India  
NewsR.in
> >

Is North Korea Set to Decommission Its Nuclear Program?

One News Page Staff Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Is North Korea Set to Decommission Its Nuclear Program?by 👨‍💻 Graham Pierrepoint

The forthcoming summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-Un is perhaps nothing short of remarkable – the two political figureheads had previously shared sparring words in the media (Trump taking to Twitter to make his feelings known about Mr Kim and his regime), and with many people fearing that the perceived animosity between the pair could lead to something disastrous, news that they have agreed to meet to discuss matters has been received well, if with some feeling of trepidation. North Korea has hailed the meeting as historic, while US foreign policy is hoping the meeting will be a prime chance to encourage Pyongyang to dismantle and decommission its nuclear arsenal. The jury has been very much out on whether or not this lattermost point would be the case – however, if recent news is anything to go by, it may not be a million miles away from the table.

Reports from North Korea state that dismantlement of a nuclear test site will occur starting May 23rd, in a ceremony which comes a few weeks ahead of Trump and Kim agreeing to meet face-to-face for the first time in Singapore. The news comes shortly after speculation ran rife over whether or not the test site in question – based at Punggye-ri – had in fact been obliterated in the process of testing. However, it seems that the occasion for collapsing the site entirely is being reserved to take place ahead of Trump’s maiden meeting with Mr Kim. The US President hailed the event as a ‘very smart and gracious gesture’, moving in a new direction in comparison with rhetoric being shared by the two figureheads just a year ago.

North Korea to 'hold ceremony for dismantling of nuclear test site in two weeks'
North Korea to 'hold ceremony for dismantling of nuclear test site in two weeks'

Some are wary of the move – concerned that the announcement to dismantle a testing site is pure PR – and it follows a long line of seemingly diplomatic gestures having been offered up by Kim Jong-Un in recent months. Could this mean that the secretive state is moving in a whole new direction? They have released US detainees in line with foreign request and have agreed to end the long-running war with their Southern counterparts – what could this mean for the future of North Korea? Will this change the image of the reclusive state for good? We will have to see how well the Trump meeting goes down before we can speak with any further certainty.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Credit: Newsy Studio - Published < > Embed
News video: North Korea Sets Date to Dismantle Nuclear Test Site

▶ North Korea Sets Date to Dismantle Nuclear Test Site 00:30

North Korea will dismantle its nuclear test site ahead of a historic summit with the U.S.

You Might Like


Recent related videos from verified sources

Pope Francis Invited To North Korea [Video]Pope Francis Invited To North Korea 00:38

According to a South Korean spokesman, Pope Francis received an invitation Thursday from Kim Jong Un to visit North Korea. Francis responded that he would consider the invitation. The spokesman said..

Credit: Wochit - Published

Man arrested in North Las Vegas triple homicide [Video]Man arrested in North Las Vegas triple homicide 00:18

41-year-old Jose Easley Jr. was taken into custody without incident Wednesday night.

Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas - Published

Koreas' Proposed No-Fly Zone Over Border Raises Concerns [Video]Koreas' Proposed No-Fly Zone Over Border Raises Concerns 00:39

According to a report by Reuters, sources claim that the US is opposed to a plan by South and North Korea to set up a no-fly zone over their border, the latest sign of a rift between Seoul and its top..

Credit: Wochit News - Published

Two injured, one killed after midday shooting in Baltimore's Penn North neighborhood [Video]Two injured, one killed after midday shooting in Baltimore's Penn North neighborhood 02:14

Three people have been shot in the middle of the day in Baltimore's Penn North neighborhood, Baltimore Police told WMAR 2 News reporter Brian Kuebler.

Credit: ABC 2 News WMAR - Published

Two Koreas, U.N. Command Wrap Up First Talks On Disarming Border [Video]Two Koreas, U.N. Command Wrap Up First Talks On Disarming Border 00:37

According to Reuters, North and South Korea held their first three-way talks with the United Nations Command on Tuesday to discuss ways to demilitarize the border as the neighbors push for peace. The..

Credit: Wochit - Published

Vigil held for three killed in North Las Vegas shooting [Video]Vigil held for three killed in North Las Vegas shooting 01:16

A motive is still unknown and police are still looking for the suspect.

Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas - Published

New service delivers bags from Las Vegas North Premium Outlets to hotels [Video]New service delivers bags from Las Vegas North Premium Outlets to hotels 00:23

Las Vegas North Premium Outlets is now offering DropIt, a digital handsfree shopping service that will provide same-day and next-day delivery to a wide selection of Las Vegas hotels.

Credit: KTNV Channel 13 Las Vegas - Published

North, South Korea To Reconnect Roads, Rail [Video]North, South Korea To Reconnect Roads, Rail 00:33

Reuters reports North and South Korea agreed on Monday to begin reconnecting rail and road links. It's another step in an improving relationship that has raised U.S. concern about the possible..

Credit: Wochit - Published


Recent related news from verified sources

South Korea's Moon says North Korea means to abolish all nuclear weapons

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un means to abolish all nuclear weapons, materials and facilities to achieve "complete" denuclearisation, South Korean President...
Reuters India - Front PageAlso reported by •IndiaTimes

Pope 'willing' to meet Kim Jong Un in North Korea

Pope 'willing' to meet Kim Jong Un in North Korea
Pope Francis is thinking about an unheard of discuss with to North Korea, in step with a Vatican reputable. A call for participation from Kim Jong Un used to be...
The News Articles - World

North Korea releases South Korean after illegal border crossing

North Korea released a South Korean who illegally crossed the border into the North, South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Tuesday, as relations between the...
Reuters India - World


Tweets about this


Other recent news in World

Migrant caravan: Mexico sends POLICE to southern borderNorway to free RUSSIAN spying suspect but continue probe
US, UN condemn AFGHAN terror attack that killed Kandahar police chiefJulian Assange: Wikileaks co-founder takes legal action against ECUADOR
•More original news reports from newsR
Environmentally friendly: newsR is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2018 newsR / One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest