United States President Donald Trump on Saturday 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!”
The site at Punggye-ri, in the northeast of the country, will be dismantled in front of foreign media between May 23-25 — the latest in the North Korean leader’s charm offensive.
Dialogue brokered by Seoul has seen US-North Korea relations go from trading personal insults and threats of war last year to a summit between Kim and President Donald Trump due in Singapore on June 12.