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N Korea's Kim knows denuclearisation must be 'quick': Pompeo

AFP  |  Seoul 

North Korea's understands that denuclearisation must happen "quickly", US said today, warning there will be no sanctions relief for until the process is complete.

Pompeo said remained committed to the "complete, verifiable and irreversible" denuclearisation of North Korea, after the joint statement from the US-summit in drew criticism for lack of detail on the key issue.

"We believe that understands the urgency... that we must do this quickly," he said of the effort to have abandon its nuclear weapons.

Washington's top is in to brief his South Korean and Japanese counterparts on Tuesday's historic talks -- the first between sitting leaders of the two countries -- after which a said the world can "sleep well".

Following the summit, Trump said the US would halt its "provocative" joint military drills with as long as negotiations are ongoing with the North, an announcement that caught by surprise.

But the US-alliance remains "as robust as ever", Seoul's said at a press conference with Pompeo and Japanese

Pompeo is scheduled to fly to to meet his Chinese counterpart after the meetings in

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 09:55 IST