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North Korea Crisis

North Korea announces halt to nuclear tests and ICBM launches

Kim Jong Un also says test site will be closed

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un heads a party meeting in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on April 9.   © Reuters

SEOUL -- North Korea announced on Saturday that it will halt all nuclear tests and launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles, as well as shutter a nuclear test site in its northern region.

The North's official Korean Central News Agency reported that the decisions were made at a meeting of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea.

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