North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced today that the hermit nation was putting an end to its nuclear and ballistic missile tests. The plan, first reported by state-run media, includes the closing of a nuclear test facility in the north of the country. The changes are planned to go into affect on April 21.\nThe unprecedented move, Yonhap News reported, is to prove to the U.S. and to the world that North Korea will suspend its nuclear program.\nNorth Korea also noted they would discard the nuclear test center to “ensure the transparency of the suspension of the nuclear test.”\nWhile this announcement does offer a glimmer of hope toward decreasing the amount of tension within the Korean Peninsula, most agree there is one key ideal piece of information missing from the announcement. It is currently unclear whether North Korea would be scrapping any nuclear weapons or missiles that already exist.\nExperts all across the planet have been weighing in on Kim Jong Un’s announcement. These experts also haven’t been shy about the lack of information regarding any weapons or missiles that were already completed.\nMIT associate professor Vipin Narang took to Twitter to point out the importance of the precise language of the claim.\n“Closing the testing site doesn’t preclude atmospheric nuclear tests for example (or other sites). And missile tests could still be conducted under the guise of space launch vehicles.”\nThe professor also pointed out that North Korea had previously announced they had completed their nuclear deterrent. One Twitter user responded to the professor noting that both India and Pakistan also had functional nuclear weapons, as well as reliable delivery systems, despite the fact that they hadn’t run nuclear weapons testing in over two decades. Both the professor and various Twitter users just wanted to point out that the gesture of destroying a testing site may or may not hold much water if the country already has completed and functional weapons or other test sites.\n\nJUST IN: North Korea to halt nuclear, missile launches: report https://t.co/UyHj2kaHv3 pic.twitter.com/h2pd0ZwbYA\n— The Hill (@thehill) April 20, 2018\n\nPresident Donald Trump also took to Twitter praising the development as “big progress.”\n\nNorth Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site. This is very good news for North Korea and the World – big progress! Look forward to our Summit.\n— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2018\n\nIn a week from today, North and South Korean leaders are scheduled for a diplomatic meeting. In the past, North Korea has been known to make similar gestures ahead of summits and other diplomatic meetings.\nThis announcement also comes shortly after the message Japan’s defense minister released yesterday stating that the air strike on Syria should be viewed as a “message to North Korea.”\n“This is an action that was taken against weapons of mass destruction, and I think this gave a certain message to North Korea as well.”\nAt this point in time, experts across the planet are pretty skeptical about how to react to Kim Jong Un’s announcement.