Russia has urged the United States and South Korea to reciprocate North Korea’s policy shift on its nuclear and missile programs.
The Russian Foreign Ministry called on Washington and Seoul to reduce their military actions, including joint drills, on the peninsula. Russia also welcomed Kim Jong-un’s order to halt North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests as a constructive step. Kim reportedly made the decision because the country’s nuclear weapons program has reached its targets. The North Korean leader has also announced the shutdown of a nuclear test site to guarantee the suspension of nuclear tests. The decision was received positively by neighboring countries as a move to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula. U-S president Donald Trump also posted a tweet describing the development as a big progress.