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China reaffirmed commitment to N Korea sanctions: Pompeo

AFP  |  Beijing 

has reaffirmed its commitment to UN until full denuclearisation of the regime is achieved, US said after meeting Chinese officials today.

suggested following Tuesday's historic summit between US and North Korean leader Un that the could consider easing sanctions if fulfilled its obligations.

Speaking to reporters after talks with in Beijing, Pompeo said "has reaffirmed its commitment to honouring the resolutions."

The resolutions "have mechanisms for relief contained in them and we agreed that at the appropriate time that those would be considered," Pompeo said.

But, he added, "we have made very clear that the sanctions and the economic relief that will receive will only happen after the full denuclearisation, the complete denuclearisation of " is Pyongyang's sole major ally and main trading partner, but it has backed the UN sanctions.

Despite tensions, the Cold War-era allies have sought to mend ties recently, and Kim borrowed an Air plane to travel to the landmark summit in

For his part, Wang said China has a "firm commitment" to denuclearisation but that North Korea's "legitimate" concerns must be addressed.

Wang said the denuclearisation process would be worked out "through more detailed and specific consultations going forward" and "China stands ready to play a constructive role in that process".

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 18:10 IST
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