June 14, 2018 / 12:54 PM / a month ago

Pompeo says North Korea sanctions to remain in place

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.

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

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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