China suggests North Korea sanctions relief as Trump, Kim meet

The summit in Singapore between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to be going smoothly, but Fox News host Chris Wallace says that "optimism and caution are both warranted in this case". "The most important, hard part of this security issue is for the United States and North Korea to sit down to find a way to resolution via equal talks", Wang said. Geng said sanctions are not an end.

"The Chinese side believes that ... the actions taken by the UN Security Council should support the current diplomatic dialogues and efforts in progressing towards denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula", he added. "Previous agreements have committed North Korea to allowing [International Atomic Energy Agency] inspectors back into the country, to adhering to global arms control treaties, and so forth".

Skeptics have called US President Donald Trump's summit with North Korea a photo opp.

DPRK, US leaders hold historic meeting in Singapore
Rodman, who first traveled to North Korea in 2013 to meet with Kim, said he received death threats as a result of his outreach. Mr Trump said he had formed a "very special bond" with Kim and that relationship with North Korea would be very different.

Democrats slammed Trump for making the agreement while accusing him of elevating North Korea in his "haste" in striking a deal.

"The U.S. has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea", the President warned.

"We hope that the two countries' highest leaders can dispel interference, establish mutual trust, overcome difficulties and can reach a basic consensus on promoting and achieving the denuclearization of the peninsula and promoting and establishing a peace mechanism for the peninsula", Wang told reporters. "China will continue to play our constructive role", he added. One of North Korea's stated goals is to establish peace with the US and ultimately see the removal of more than 30,000 USA troops from the Korean Peninsula.

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