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North Korean state media reported on Wednesday US President Donald Trump had agreed to lift sanctions against Pyongyang in addition to providing security guarantees in the summit with the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un on Tuesday.
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Publish Date: 13June 2018 - 15:50

North Korea State Media Says US President Agreed to Lift Sanctions against PyongyangTEHRAN (Defapress)-The US President was cited by North Korea’s official KCNA as saying he made the promise after pledging to end joint military exercises with South Korea.

The North Korean leader and the US President made history by shaking hands with each other at a top-level summit in Singapore on Tuesday morning and signed a document to pave the way for reconciliation and denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

Trump also told the press after meeting with Kim that the United States will halt military drills with South Korea while negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang continue.

North Korean leader has expressed “unwavering commitment” to complete denuclearization, the US President said after their first face-to face talks, adding that, however, sanctions against Pyongyang to stay in place.

Trump and Kim arrived in Singapore on Sunday to hold the first ever face-to-face meeting between leaders of the two countries, which have remained enemies since the 1950-1953 Korean War.

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