US President Donald Trump walked out of February’s Hanoi summit without a deal after North Korea’s Kim Jong-un asked for the removal of nearly all sanctions in return for dismantling the country’s main nuclear facility. Photo: AFP

US mulls suspending sanctions if North Korea agrees to denuclearisation, Yonhap reports

  • Washington is considering lifting sanctions on Pyongyang’s exports of coal and textiles for 12 to 18 months, according to the South Korean news agency
  • But the potential deal is contingent on the hermit kingdom dismantling its main nuclear facility and freezing its entire nuclear programme, a source says
Topic |   North Korea

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US President Donald Trump walked out of February’s Hanoi summit without a deal after North Korea’s Kim Jong-un asked for the removal of nearly all sanctions in return for dismantling the country’s main nuclear facility. Photo: AFP
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Whatever obstacles remain in resolving the North Korean nuclear issue, China wants to be involved. Photo: Xinhua

US keeps China in loop on North Korea with briefing on Trump-Kim talks

  • US envoy Stephen Biegun says US ‘willing to improve communication and coordination’
  • Beijing says it supports efforts to find peace, though analysts say it will have little involvement in actual negotiations
Topic |   North Korea

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Whatever obstacles remain in resolving the North Korean nuclear issue, China wants to be involved. Photo: Xinhua
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