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Pompeo: Sanctions to remain until N. Korea 'final' denuclearisation

AFP  |  Tokyo 

Sanctions on will remain in place until achieves "final" denuclearisation, US said today.

Speaking in after holding meetings in Pyongyang, said would continue enforcing sanctions until carried out "fully verified final denuclearisation." is in to brief his Japanese and South Korean counterparts on the talks, which he has characterised as productive.

But shortly after he left Pyongyang, issued an angry statement rejecting what it described as Washington's "gangster-like" demand for rapid nuclear disarmament.

Pompeo, speaking at a press conference with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts, said he had "lengthy discussions" about complete denuclearisation with North Korean officials.

"Across the range of weapons and missiles, it's a broad definition of denuclearisation, and the North Koreans understand that and have not challenged that," he said.

"There will be a verification connected to the complete denuclearisation, it's what and both agreed to," he added.

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First Published: Sun, July 08 2018. 09:05 IST