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U.S., South Korean marines hold small-scale military drills

U.S., South Korean marines hold small-scale military drills

Moon's comments come at a time when North Korea has threatened to restart nuclear buildup unless sanctions are lifted, and days ahead of a critical meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and top North Korean official Kim Yong Chol.

The Korean Marine Exchange Program, relatively small-scale maneuvers in which some 500 American and South Korean troops participate, was among the training drills that President Donald Trump indefinitely suspended in June after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

Washington has called on Pyongyang to resume working-level talks between Choe and Stephen Biegun, the USA special representative to North Korea, to discuss concrete steps toward denuclearization.

North Korea has warned the United States it will "seriously" consider returning to a state policy aimed at building nuclear weapons if Washington does not end tough economic sanctions against the impoverished regime.

Pompeo also confirmed that the DPRK will not see any US economic sanctions lifted until it has demonstrated complete denuclearization.

The ministry described the lifting of US-led sanctions as corresponding action to the North's "proactive and goodwill measures", apparently referring to its unilateral suspension of nuclear and intercontinental ballistic missile tests and closure of a nuclear testing ground.

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Report: Under the renewed US sanctions, countries found to be buying crude oil or other commodities from Iran may lose access to the USA financial system and the right to do business with American entities.

North Korea has denied responsibility for the attack that killed 46 seamen.

"We're working on finding dates and times and places that will work for each of the two leaders", Pompeo said at the time. American officials have remained sceptical of Kim's commitment to give up his nuclear arsenal, however, and Washington says it will not support easing worldwide sanctions until more verified progress is made.

"We know with whom we are negotiating, we know what their positions [are] and President Trump has made his position very clear", he said during a separate interview on Fox News Sunday.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in's continuing efforts to engage with North Korea have fanned USA concerns that Seoul could weaken pressure on North Korea to give up nuclear weapons.

This year, the two sides have suspended major military exercises, including the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercises over the summer and the Vigilant Ace air drill slated for December.


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