Xi Jinping asked Trump to ease North Korea sanctions

Written by On Jul 13, 2019

China’s president asked Donald Trump to be more flexible and to ease the sanctions imposed on North Korea, said China’s foreign minister as the United States wants to maintain sanctions until North Korea gives up the nuclear program.

China was one of the countries that signed up for sanctions on North Korea, however, said that they could be softened for good behavior.

Geng Shuang, China’s spokesman said about the G20 that “President Xi … pushed the U.S. side to show flexibility and meet the North Koreans half way, including easing sanctions in due course,”

Both presidents have had contacts with Kim Jong Un in recent times and Mike Pompeo said that a new meeting between Trump and Kim will happen ‘sometimes in July’, however, South Korea expressed doubts that the talks will be held this month and this is confirmed by State Department spoke woman Morgan Ortagus that said that ‘the contacts and the discussions are ongoing’.

According to a senior official of the Trump administration, US position on North Korea has not officially changed, as Trump demands a final, fully verified denuclearization’ and hopes a complete freeze in the nuclear program as a start of the process and a a sign of good will from the North Korean side.

“You don’t have a man testing nuclear anymore,” he told reporters at the White House. “You have a man that was so happy to see me. That’s a good thing, not a bad thing.”

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