U.S.: NO SANC­TIONS RE­LIEF BE­FORE NORTH KOREA DE­NU­CLE­ARIZES

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Beijing — The United States will not ease sanc­tions against North Korea un­til it de­nu­cle­arizes, Sec­re­tary of State Mike Pom­peo said Thursday, as he re­as­sured key Asian al­lies that Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump had not backed down on Py­ongyang’s weapons pro­gram. Pom­peo, meet­ing in Seoul with top South Korean and Ja­panese diplo­mats, put a more sober spin on Trump’s sum­mit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un af­ter the pres­i­dent’s com­ments fu­eled un­ease in Wash­ing­ton, Tokyo and Seoul. He said Trump’s cu­ri­ous claim that the North’s nu­clear threat was over was is­sued with “eyes wide open,” and brushed off a North Korean state me­dia re­port sug­gest­ing Trump would grant con­ces­sions even be­fore the North fully rids it­self of nu­clear weapons.

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