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UN chief welcomes North Korean plan to close nuclear site

AP  |  Berlin 

The of the UN today welcomed an announcement by North to close its and says he's also looking forward to the US-North Korean summit.

UN said in that "the irreversible closure of the site will be an important confidence-building measure that will configure to further efforts towards sustainable peace and verifiable de-nuclearisation of the "

North said yesterday it will dismantle its in less than two weeks, a dramatic event prior to leader Kim Jong Un's summit with US next month.

Trump welcomed the "gracious gesture." Guterres says he is looking forward to "this positive momentum being consolidated at the summit between the leaders of the and North

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 19:40 IST