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Japan Not Satisfied With N.Korea’s Pledge to Halt Nuclear Tests

Web Desk (April 21, 2018): Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera says his country is not satisfied with North Korea’s pledge to halt nuclear tests and intercontinental missile launches.

Talking to reporters in Washington on Saturday, he said that Tokyo will continue to put maximum pressure on Pyongyang as North Korea did not mention abandonment of short-range and medium-range ballistic missiles.

Earlier on, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the regime no longer needs nuclear tests or intercontinental ballistic missile tests.

Kim said on Saturday that “under the proven condition of complete nuclear weapons, we no longer need any nuclear tests, mid-range and intercontinental ballistic rocket tests, and that the nuclear test site in northern area has also completed its mission.”

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A North Korea source said that Kim has finally decided to open up a new chapter for his nation. Kim has committed himself to the path of denuclearization and will now focus solely on economic growth and improving the national economy, the source said.

 

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