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Mexico welcomes suspension of North Korea nuclear testing

The Foreign Ministry of Mexico says that it welcomes the suspension of the nuclear program in North Korea adding, “The international community must remain pending until stability and peace in that region is assured and progress is made in favor of the total elimination of nuclear weapons.”

On Friday, the Mexican government welcomed North Korea’s decision to suspend its nuclear and intercontinental nuclear tests as of April 21, as well as to close its nuclear test centers.

Through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the Mexican government considered the news as encouraging the “renewal of the inter-Korean dialogue with the support of all countries with ties in the region, leading to the total denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.”

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, announced on Friday the cessation of nuclear and missile tests in his country as well as the closure of atomic testing facilities that “fulfilled its mission”.

This announcement comes less than a week after a summit between Kim and the president of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the Korean peninsula. It also arrives before a highly anticipated meeting between the North Korean leader and US president Trump, which will be held in early June.

The US president acknowledged Kim Jong Un’s announcement on Twitter describing it as “very good news”.

“As the effectiveness of nuclear weapons has been proven, we do not need to conduct further nuclear tests or test launches of medium- or long-range missiles or intercontinental ballistic missiles,” Kim told a rally of the ruling party.

“The nuclear facilities in the north have fulfilled their mission,” he added at the meeting of the central committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea, according to the KCNA news agency.