Trump and Kim are set to meet in Vietnam for their second summit in an effort to thaw relations between the former foes and reduce one of the world's biggest nuclear threats. The sanctions provide for a global travel ban that bars governments from granting them visas to come into their countries.
The United States will eventually require North Korea to provide a full declaration of its nuclear capabilities, and Washington is optimistic that Pyongyang will meet this demand before the end of the denuclearization process, a USA senior administration official told reporters on Thursday. "This is an important step towards that ultimate goal", said an official.
Speaking at the White House, Trump said he would like to remove sanctions on North Korea, but that he needs to see Pyongyang make a move first on denuclearisation.
The priorities include: transforming relations between the U.S. and North Korea; establishing a peace regime on the Korean peninsula; the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula; and the return of killed-in-action and missing-in-action Americans from the Korean War.More news: Worker details alleged ballot fraud in North Carolina election board hearing
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Kim Jong Un is likely to revive ties with Vietnam during the week of the second U.S. Not everybody puts the bottom line on the table in the first round of negotiations, it will be an ongoing process of give and take while we try to tease out what is the full commitment.
"The reason why we engage [in negotiations] is because we believe there is a possibility", the officials told reporters during a press briefing.
"That's what we need to get for the American people".
Bolton has maintained a reserved stance on developments surrounding North Korea's denuclearization.