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Trump thanks North Korea for dismantling nuclear test site

Pictures of Trump and Kim on a TV
People watch a television showing pictures of President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un. Photo: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump thanked North Korea on Saturday for closing a nuclear test site in the northeastern part of the country calling the decision "a very smart and gracious gesture" in a tweet.

The background: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un promised in April, following a summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, that he would halt nuclear testing and close a major testing site by May. The North announced earlier today they will hold a ceremony marking the dismantling of the country's northeastern nuclear testing site, that will involve destroying parts of the grounds and removing observation and research facilities ahead of the June 12th summit with President Trump in Singapore.