China suggests sanctions relief for N. Korea after United States summit

Reunification ribbons at the demilitarised zone between the two Koreas

"The sanctions will come off when we are sure that the nukes are no longer a factor", Trump said in Singapore after his summit with Kim.

"I am both excited and anxious about today's summit", Kim Jeong-hee, 50, told The Korea Herald in Seoul Station. -South Korea military exercises and ease crippling sanctions against Pyongyang, suggesting via state media that the American leader had explicitly acceded to two of the nuclear-armed nation's top goals during an "epoch-making" summit a day earlier.

Mr Trump said scrapping them will save a "tremendous amount of money", but he added that they could be reinstated if co-operation from the North declines.

"I think we should give more encouragement to the process", Yu said.

Security experts warn that a reduction in U.S. military presence in East Asia would alter the balance of power in the region as China's engages in a rapid military build-up.

Of the more than $36 billion worth of refined petroleum exported by India in 2017-18, a small trickle worth $16 million, managed to find its way to North Korea, despite economic sanctions now in place.

President Donald Trump, as the Inquisitr previously reported, did not shy away from praising North Korea's leader, claiming that he considers Kim to be a "very talented" leader who "loves his country", although he runs it "tough". China, the northern neighbor of Pyongyang, said it would be willing to play a constructive role in further U.S.

The fact that Trump and Kim "can sit together and have equal talks has important and positive meaning, and is creating a new history", he said in the statement.

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"It would be reasonable for the foreign ministry that has professional expertise and experiences to take over nuclear talks", said Chun Yung-woo, a former South Korean representative to the six-party talks.

U.S. President Donald Trump holds up a document he and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un signed following a signing ceremony during the historic summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on Tuesday. Trump immediately pivoted to ranting about the Korean War.

"In terms of American politics and just human decency, this is huge", said Dr. Latham.

Kim has already visited China twice to meet Xi, ahead of his meeting with Trump, to ally apprehensions of striking a deal with Washington on the back of Beijing.

News of the decision to halt the drills stoked concern in Japan, with Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera calling joint exercises and the USA military presence in South Korea "vital" to East Asian security. "It was never on the table", Trump said.

The US maintains around 30,000 troops in South Korea and once a year it brings in others - typically from its Pacific base in Guam - to join large-scale drills.

"Because of the sanctions we can't do business with North Korea, so we have to do more business locally", said Liu.