Beijing has suggested global sanctions against Pyongyang could be eased, just hours after a historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ended in a joint statement on "complete denuclearisation" of the Korean peninsula.
Trump acknowledged that the statement did not mention verifiable or irreversible denuclearization of the peninsula, but told reporters that he had discussed related measures with Kim and said the process "will be verified" by a combination of American and global observers, without providing further details. That's the reason past administrations of both parties have denied North Korean leaders the prestige of meeting with an American president.
China suggested Tuesday that the U.N. Security Council consider suspending or lifting sanctions against North Korea if the country is in compliance with U.N. resolutions and making progress in diplomatic negotiations.
The thicket of USA sanctions surrounding North Korea is the main deterrent for companies from doing business with North Korea.
Trump and Kim said they "commit to recovering" the remains of USA service members killed in the war of 1950-1953, "including the immediate repatriation of those already identified". China's decision to ban imports of North Korean coal last August meant the world's largest coal consumer had to tap overseas sources more.
About 37,000 U.S. troops died, with 5,300 still unaccounted for in North Korea.
"We fully understand the peace talks were about denuclearization - we wanted this to be part of that as well", he said.
"At this point, we need to find out the precise meaning or intentions of President Trump's remarks", a Blue House spokesman said.
US President Donald Trump has not made any statements regarding the re-installment of the six-party talks.
Mazarr said that the USA pledge to suspend U.S.
But he said sanctions would remain in place for now and argued "we haven't given up anything".
"Now Kim Jong Un has declared that he's the ruler of a "normalized" country".
At the United Nations, meanwhile, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called the summit "an important milestone in the advancement of sustainable peace and the complete and verifiable denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula".
Trump however seems to have caught allies off guard by saying he would stop U.S.