June 14, 2018 / 12:54 PM / 8 months ago

Pompeo says North Korea sanctions to remain in place

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a joint news conference with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jason Lee

BEIJING (Reuters) - China, Japan and South Korea have all acknowledged a corner has been turned on the Korean peninsula issue, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday.

All three have all acknowledged that sanctions remain in place on North Korea until denuclearisation is complete, Pompeo said at a joint news conference in Beijing with the Chinese government’s top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi.

Reporting by Michael Martina; Writing by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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