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CTBTO invited North Korea to sign nuclear test ban treaty

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Pyongyang, which announced the suspension of the nuclear test, can “formalize” its intentions
08:33, 22 April 2018

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The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-ban Treaty Organization invited North Korea to join it, as Lassina Zebro, the Executive Secretary of the Organization, stated, DW reports.

Pyongyang, which announced the suspension of the nuclear test, can “formalize” its intentions.

The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty adopted by the UN in 1996 demands a widespread and secured in legislation denial of the nuclear tests.

The Treaty did not come into effect yet, as three states out of 44 haven’t sighed it yet – North Korea, India and Pakistan. 36 states have signed and ratified the Treaty, including Ukraine, Germany and Russia.

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Earlier, Kim Jong-un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea, stated that Pyongyang suspends nuclear and missile tests and shuts down nuclear test site. North Korea expressed its readiness to discuss denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula with the U.S. at the meeting of Kim Jong-un with Donald Trump. North Korea insists the meeting with Trump to be held in Pyongyang. Geneva is another place being considered. At the meeting with  Japanese PM, Trump stated that the talks with Kim Jong-un are to be held at the beginning of June. 

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