The president was referring to a 2018 historic summit he held with Kim in Singapore. The two adopted a vaguely worded statement on "complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula" and agreed to 'establish new US-DPRK relations'.
A self-imposed ban on such tests -- Kim declared they were no longer needed -- has been at the centrepiece of the nuclear diplomacy between Pyongyang and Washington over the last two years, which has seen three meetings between Kim and US President Donald Trump, but little tangible progress.
The protesters were demanding the Governor to give his assent to the proposed ordinance that seeks mandatory registration of outsiders entering the state and at the same time for the Centre to implement the Inner Line Permit in the state.
Kim has often visited Mount Paektu, the highest point on the Korean Peninsula, before making major decisions such as the 2013 execution of his powerful uncle and his 2018 entrance into diplomacy with Seoul and Washington.
Defence officials in Seoul said Pyongyang fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles Friday, that flew some 230 kilometres (140 miles) before splashing down in the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan.
South Korea's president on Monday called a recent U.S.-North Korean summit at the Korean border, an end of mutual hostility between the countries, despite skepticism that it's was a just made-for-TV moment that lacked any substance.
The upcoming meeting between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump will have a momentous impact on North Korea—but the delicious paradox is that all bets are off on that one, including on whether it takes place or not