N Korea to allow int'l inspections for nuclear dismantlement, says Moon

Published: September 19, 2018 10:16:36 | Updated: September 20, 2018 16:34:30


North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signs documents during the inter-Korean summit at the Paekhwawon State Guesthouse in Pyongyang, North Korea in this still frame taken from video on Wednesday — Reuters

North Korea has agreed to allow international inspectors to observe a “permanent dismantlement” of its key missile facilities, and will take additional steps such as closing its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if the United States takes reciprocal measures, South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday.

North and South Korea agreed that the Korean Peninsula should turn into a “land of peace without nuclear weapons and nuclear threats,” Moon said following the conclusion of his summit talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to a Reuters report.

Speaking at a joint press conference with Moon, Kim said he will visit the South’s capital Seoul “in the near future.”

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