Iran to North Korea: Don’t Trust ‘Deal-Breaker-in-Chief’ Trump

Geng Shuang, China's foreign ministry spokesman, said the penalties imposed by the Security Council should be adjusted if the regime abides by United Nations resolutions and makes progress in diplomatic negotiations, the Associated Press reported.

The commentary came after Trump and Kim signed an agreement earlier Tuesday committing the U.S.to unspecified "security guarantees" in exchange for an eventual denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. Geng said sanctions are not an end.

China has suggested that the UN Security Council consider suspending or lifting sanctions against North Korea if the country is in compliance with UN resolutions and making progress in diplomatic negotiations.

China shares a border with North Korea and is the country's largest trading partner.

Skeptics have called US President Donald Trump's summit with North Korea a photo opp. "The U.S.is ready, willing, and able, but hopefully, this will not be necessary".

The US side seeks denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula under terms that give US and worldwide authorities broad power to inspect nuclear reactors in North Korea at any time they choose to verify parts of a potential denuclearization agreement.

China views the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue as a security issue, and what is most important is for the United States and North Korea to sit down to find a way to resolve their problems, Wang said. Trump attributed the move as a cost-saving measure.

Admittedly, Trump said Kim was very pleased with the development. His parents are good friends of mine.

According to the joint statement, both sides also agreed to recover and return remains of soldiers who were killed or missing in action during the Korean War so they can be repatriated.

  • Wendy Palmer