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Trump hails North Korea's pledge to dismantle nuclear test site

IANS  |  Washington 

US on Saturday praised Pyongyang's announcement to dismantle its nuclear test site, saying it was "a very smart and gracious gesture."

The announced earlier on Saturday that it will hold a ceremony for the dismantling of its on May 23-25, taking a step forward towards the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, reports

said that it will detonate explosives in all tunnels of the test ground, completely block entrances, remove all observation facilities, research institutes and structures of units at the test-facility.

In parallel with dismantlement of the nuclear test ground, guards and researchers will be withdrawn and the surrounding area of the test ground be completely closed.

Referring to the move, Trump tweeted that the planned dismantling was "ahead of the big Summit Meeting on June 12th."

"Thank you, a very smart and gracious gesture!" he wrote.

Trump is scheduled to meet the top leader on June 12 in



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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 06:16 IST