Friday, North Korea announced the suspension of nuclear and long-range missile tests.

From the New York Post:

North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site.

The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said the suspension of nuclear and ICBM tests went into effect Saturday.

The country says it’s making the move to shift its national focus and improve its economy.

The announcements came days before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in in a border truce village for a rare summit aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang.

The North’s decisions were made in a meeting of the ruling party’s full Central Committee which had convened to discuss a “new stage” of policies.

Sounds great at the outset, but what does it really mean?

First, the six points from King Jong-un:

Ahead of the summit with South Korea, North Korea could be acting in good faith…ooooorrrrr, they could be removing a bargaining chip from the table in advance.

And more expert analysis:


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