Mike Pompeo, United States Secretary of State, on Thursday disclosed that the economic sanctions against North Korea would not be lifted until it has demonstrated “complete denuclearization.”
BBC reports, that Mike Pompeo in a press conference in Seoul with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts.
A new partnership was initiated by the two leaders in a signed statement.
The commitment by the North Korea leader to “complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.” reaffirmed the resolve by the once hostile nation to reestablish peace in the region.
Observers of the summit have however faulted the resolutions and agreement of the summit saying it lacked detail on how North Korea would give up its nuclear weapons and how that process would be verified.
Mr. Trump’s surprise announcement that he was ending routine U.S-South Korea military drills, prompted the Secretary to the government of the United State to travel to South Korea to brief the regional allies of the United State on the outcome of the summit.
He stated that the summit has indicated a “turning point” in the relationship between the U.S and North Korea.
The United State secretary however refuted a report credited to North Korean state media that stated that the U.S would grant concessions to Pyongyang for gradual progress.
He said the U.S remained “committed to achieving the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation of North Korea.”