North Korea meaningful progress toward denuclearization: South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea’s decision to close its nuclear test site and suspend missile tests is a “meaningful progress” for denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, South Korea’s presidential office said on Saturday.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said earlier the country no longer needed nuclear and missile tests and would close a nuclear test site.

“It will also contribute to creating a very positive environment for the success of the upcoming South-North summit and North-United States summit,” a spokesman for the president’s office, Yoon Young-chan, said in a statement.

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Reporting by Ju-min Park; Editing by Sandra Maler