N Korean FM Says Pyongyang Seeks Partial Not Complete Sanctions Relief

N Korean FM Says Pyongyang Seeks Partial Not Complete Sanctions Relief
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According to US President Donald Trump, he decided not to sign an agreement after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un demanded to lift sanctions against Pyongyang, ONAreports citing Sputnik.

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho said Thursday as quoted by the Yonhap news agency that Pyongyang sought lifting five UN sanctions against the country, but not complete relief.

According to the senior official, North Korea made a realistic proposal during the summit but Washington insisted Pyongyang take one more step beyond dismantling its Yongbyon nuclear complex.

According to Ri Yong-ho, Pyongyang offered to permanently halt nuclear and long-range rocket tests.

Earlier on Thursday, the second high-level summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un finished in Hanoi with no agreement reached. 

Faiq Mahmudov

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