“We are a long way from conclusion on North Korea, maybe things will work out, and maybe they won’t – only time will tell,” Mr Trump said on Twitter. North Korea said on Saturday that it was suspending nuclear and missile tests and scrapping its nuclear test site, and instead pursuing economic growth and peace. World leaders welcomed the announcement, which came before the first North Korea-South Korea summit in more than a decade on Friday. In a tweet minutes before sounding a more cautious tone, Mr Trump interpreted the North’s statement as a pledge to denuclearise: “Wow, we haven’t given up anything & they have agreed to denuclearisation (so great for world), site closure, & no more testing!” However, North Korea leader Kim Jong-un’s announcement did not include a commitment to scrap existing nuclear weapons and missiles, and there are doubts he would ever give up the nuclear arsenal his country has been developing for decades. Mr Kim said North Korea no longer needed to test nuclear bombs or intercontinental ballistic missiles now that his country had the weapons, and he would gear all efforts toward economic development. Some have expressed doubts about the North’s intentions and South Korean… Read full this story
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