China suggests sanctions relief for N. Korea after United States summit

China suggests sanctions relief for N. Korea after United States summit

China suggests sanctions relief for N. Korea after United States summit

'The test now is this declaration that was signed with the US President in front of the world's media that must stand, and the onus now is on North Korea to prove that it's genuine, ' she told reporters. "A verification process is the only way to confirm North Korea's willingness for denuclearization, so this issue will be raised again".

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten agreed the summit was a positive step forward, "even if some of the images were certainly unusual". "As you just did now, you called Kim Jong Un a 'weirdo, ' you said, 'he's a total weird who would be elected assistant dog catcher in any democracy.' The president, he sits down with Sean Hannity, he's talking about Kim Jong Un as someone who appeared to be amusing, he's smart, the president has said of him".

While South Korean and United States defense officials try to figure out what Trump's announcement means for the troops stationed in South Korea, Pentagon indicated that Trump had consulted with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on the idea. "We're not going to play the war games" with South Korea, Mr Trump said.

Also, the USA forces stationed at South Korea admitted that Department of Defense or the Indo-Pacific Command had given them "no updated guidance on the execution or cessation of training exercises" and hence will continue to coordinate with their Seoul counterparts and maintain their current positions until further notice. His description of the drills as "provocative", gave the impression that he was distancing himself from the US and South Korea's stance that they are "defensive in nature".

"On Tuesday, South Korea praised the summit: "[The] Agreement will be recorded as a historic event that has helped break down the last remaining Cold War legacy on earth.

Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov approved of the meeting in Singapore, Interfax reported.

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Peskov says the meeting confirms Russian President Vladimir Putin's view that "there is no alternative to political and diplomatic means in solving the problem of the Korean Peninsula".

Caught by surprise by Trump's remark, South Korea's Ministry of National Defense said they need more time to figure out the exact meaning and intent of Trump's remark.

But the ministry was quick to raise India's concerns over the North Korea-Pakistan axis.

Hours after photos of vigorous handshakes and awkward smiles between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump was sent out across the globe from their summit in Singapore, China officially suggested that the sanctions may now be removed gradually, pending discussions.

It quoted Kim as saying during his talks with Trump that "in order to achieve peace and stability of the Korean Peninsula and realize its denuclearization, the two countries should commit themselves to refraining from antagonizing with each other ... and take legal and institutional steps to guarantee it".

From 1950 to 1953 the Korean War waged on.

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