South Korean President Moon Jae-in
South Korean President Moon Jae-in

Moon Jae-in asks UN to see shutting down of N Korea's nuclear site

ANI | Updated: May 01, 2018 13:44 IST

Seoul [South Korea], May 1 (ANI): South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday appealed to the United Nations to oversee the North Korea's planned shutting down of a nuclear test site.

In a telephonic conversation with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Moon called for UN's role in verifying and ensuring Pyongyang's full commitment to peace and denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, the Yonhap news agency reported, citing presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom's statement.

The South Korean President referred the same over North Korea's assurance to shut down a nuclear testing site in Kilju town in North Hamgyeong Province of the country.

Interestingly, this was the site, where six nuclear bombs were detonated by Pyongyang last year.

In the historic inter-Korean summit on Friday, at Panmunjom in the DMZ, the two Korean leaders agreed to sign a formal peace treaty to end the 65-year-old Korean War and to pursue the complete denuclearisation of the peninsula.

Moon also requested Guterres to "monitor" the implementation of the joint summit declaration with North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un in an effort to turn the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) into a genuine peace zone.

On April 21, Kim announced the suspension of the country's nuclear and missile tests and shut down a nuclear test site in the northern area. (ANI)