North Korea announces end to missile testing as Trump cites ‘big progress’

North Korean leader Betty Jong Un announced Friday that will his country will be suspending missile testing and closing a nuclear test site, several reports mentioned.

“From April 21, North Korea will stop nuclear tests and roll-outs of intercontinental ballistic missiles, inch the Korean Central News Company said, according to  Yonhap News . “The North will shut down a nuclear test site in the country’s north side to prove the promise to suspend nuclear test. inch

The particular announcement comes amid preparations for any meeting later this year between  President Trump and the Northern Korean dictator . During the peak, Trump said he expected to talk to Kim about denuclearizing the hermit kingdom.

“ North Korea has agreed to postpone all Nuclear Tests and close-up a major test site, ” Trump  tweeted   following the announcement. “ It is a very good news for North Korea as well as the World – big progress! Anticipate our Summit. ”

News of the screening suspension follows the revelation previously this week that Mike Pompeo, the existing CIA director and secretary associated with state nominee, met with Betty in North Korea over Easter weekend to lay the research for the prospective meeting with Trump. The particular meeting, Trump said, could happen by early June.

Trump said Pompeo’s meeting “went very smoothly” plus said a “good relationship has been formed. ”

“Denuclearization will be a neat thing for World, but also for North Korea, ” he said.

However , Trump informed reporters on Wednesday that he might walk away from talks with Betty if he thought they were “not going to be fruitful. ”

“I wish to have a very successful meeting, ” Trump said during a joint news meeting alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “If we don’t think it’s going to successful, we won’t have it. Merely think it’s a meeting that is not likely to be fruitful, we’re not going to proceed. If the meeting when I’m there isn’t fruitful, I will respectfully leave the particular meeting. ”

North Korea’s choice Friday was made in a meeting from the ruling party’s Central Committee, where Kim, according to the Korean Central Information Agency, said, “Nuclear development offers proceeded scientifically and in due purchase and the development of the delivery hit means also proceeded scientifically plus verified the completion of nuclear weaponry.

“We no longer need any nuclear check or test launches of advanced and intercontinental range ballistics missiles and because of this the northern nuclear test site has finished the mission, ” he said.

North Korea also vowed to actively build relationships regional neighbors and the international local community to secure peace in the Korean Peninsula and create an “optimal international environment” to build its economy.

The country’s diplomatic outreach in recent months came after a flurry of weapons tests, including the subterranean detonation of a possible thermonuclear warhead and three launches of developing intercontinental ballistic missiles designed to hit the U. S. mainland.

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Fox News’ Captain christopher Jones, Samuel Chamberlain and The Connected Press contributed to this report.