TOKYO, North Korea said Monday it will move in accordance with its own timetable to help achieve a nuclear-free world, attaching great importance to the recent destruction of its nuclear test site, the Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency reported.
The demolition of the nuclear weapons test ground in Punggye-ri last Thursday was a part of its “active and bold” decision to join the aspiration and efforts of the international community for a total stop to nuclear tests, said the Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party, which was monitored in Seoul.
“The DPRK (North Korea) is advancing along the path taken by itself according to its timetable no matter whatever others may say and wherever wind may blow from in order to implement the decision of the Third Plenary Meeting of the Seventh Central Committee of the Workers’ Party,” the paper said in a commentary.
Pyongyang decided on the destruction of the Punggye-ri site, as well as a policy shift to economic development, at the party meeting presided over by its leader Kim Jong-un on April 20. The commentary followed the second summit talks between South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Kim on Saturday.
“The whole course of dismantling the northern nuclear test ground eloquently proves the DPRK government’s unshakable peace-loving stand to join the aspiration and efforts of the international community for a total stop to nuclear tests,” the paper insisted.
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