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Pompeo: US not to lift N.Korea sanctions before denuclearization

United States will not lift sanctions imposed on the Pyongyang regime until the country denuclearizes, despite North Korean state media reports, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday during a press conference with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha in Seoul.

The secretary underlined that US, Japan and South Korea agree to continue efforts toward complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization (CVID) of Korean Peninsula, adding that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un seems to understand the importance of implementing the denuclearization deal.

Pompeo also highlighted that US President Donald Trump's tweet concerning Pyongyang no longer being a nuclear threat was made "with eyes wide open."

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