Washington, May 13: US President Donald Trump today thanked North Korea after it pledged to destroy its nuclear test site ahead of a summit meeting between the two country's leaders.
"North Korea has announced that they will dismantle Nuclear Test Site this month, ahead of the big Summit Meeting on June 12th," he tweeted. "Thank you, a very smart and gracious gesture!"
North Korea on Saturday, May 12, said it will start dismantling its Punggye-ri nuclear test site in less than two weeks in an event where foreign journalists will also be present.
North Korean state news agency KCNA reported that Pyongyang announced about its "technical measures" to carry out the dismantling process between May 23 and 25.
The dismantling process will see ruining all tunnels using explosives and removal of all observation and research facilities and security posts.