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North Korea will join the efforts of the international community for a complete ban on nuclear testing. This was told by the permanent representative to the UN office in Geneva Han Tae Seong (Han Tae Song) at the conference on disarmament, Reuters reports.
“Cessation of nuclear tests and the subsequent steps is an important process for global disarmament, and North Korea to join the international efforts in this area,” he said.
At the same time Han Tae Seong did not mention the Agreement on a comprehensive test ban Treaty (CTBT), which is currently not signed by Pyongyang, the Agency said. North Korea is one of countries that must ratify the document for its entry into force.
Before may 15, it became known that North Korea start dismantling nuclear test site. Prior to this, the North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN, has said that the country will not need nuclear weapons if the other abandons its hostile policy.
April 27, the North Korean leader and the President of the Republic of Korea moon Jae-In held the first ever summit on the South Korean part of the demilitarized zone. The heads of state signed a joint Declaration and agreed to move toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
The DPRK became a nuclear power in 2005. The first underground testing of such weapons Pyongyang conducted in 2006, 2009, 2013. In 2009, the DPRK abandoned the six-party talks on its nuclear program. In 2016, the authorities have carried out two tests. The sixth and last nuclear test took place in North Korea, September 3, 2017. Then Pyongyang announced the successful test of a hydrogen warhead for Intercontinental ballistic missiles.
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