Sanctions on North Korea will remain in place until Pyongyang achieves "complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement" of its weapons of mass destruction.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said this yesterday after meeting his Japanese and South Korean counterparts in Tokyo where they reaffirmed their countries' stance on the sanctions. He also briefed them on his talks with North Korean officials in Pyongyang.
"While we are encouraged by the progress of these talks, progress alone does not justify the relaxation of the existing sanctions regime," he said.
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