The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says sanctions on North Korea will not be eased until it can demonstrate what he calls “full denuclearisation”, but media reports from Pyongyang suggest a different timeline.
Pompeo has been in South Korea briefing regional Asian leaders on this week’s summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
There is also concern over Trump’s pledge to end joint military exercises along the Korean Peninsula.
Al Jazeera’s Wayne Hay reports from Seoul.
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