Pompeo: Sanctions only get lifted after complete, verifiable denuclearization

Did North Korea get let off the hook for denuclearization in this week’s summit? Not according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who met with South Korean president Moon Jae-in after the summit on Tuesday. Pompeo emphasized that Donald Trump made it clear to Kim Jong-un that sanctions relief would only take place at the end of the denuclearization process and not before:

“We have made very clear that the sanctions and the economic relief that North Korea will receive will only happen after the full denuclearization, the complete denuclearization of North Korea,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says https://t.co/MCO0R6F01s pic.twitter.com/ViFdu9S9MZ
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“President Trump has been incredibly clear about the sequencing of denuclearization and relief from the sanctions,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters after meeting South Korea’s president and Japan’s foreign minister in Seoul.
“We are going to get complete denuclearization; only then will there be

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