Yonhap: S.Korea's Moon asks U.N. to verify North's nuclear test site shutdown


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 Yonhap: S.Korea's Moon asks U.N. to verify North's nuclear test site shutdown

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2017 -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in speaks at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C., the United States, June 28, 2017. Moon Jae-in arrived Wednesday in Washington for his first summit meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. (Xinhua/Yin Bogu via Getty Images)

South Korean President Moon Jae-in has asked the United Nations to help verify North Korea's planned shutdown of its nuclear test site, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said Tuesday.

Moon made the request in a phone call Tuesday with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Yonhap reported.

Several days before Friday's historic summit between Moon and North Korea's Kim Jong Un, the North had promised to dismantle its Punggye-ri nuclear test site to "transparently guarantee" its dramatic commitment to stop all nuclear and missile tests. (Reporting by Joori Roh, writing by Malcolm Foster)

By: Reuters

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