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A positive signal, but experts warn against heady expectations

North Korea's pledge to suspend nuclear and missile tests is deemed a major step forward, but analysts warned against trusting the regime too early, saying that a freeze may not mean the end to its nuclear weapons.

The regime declared yesterday that it would cease testing immediately and dismantle its northern nuclear test site to "transparently guarantee the discontinuance of the nuclear test".

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 22, 2018, with the headline 'A positive signal, but experts warn against heady expectations'. Print Edition | Subscribe