US wants North Korea to dismantle nuclear arms for sanctions relief: report

This combination of two file photos shows US President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un Source: AAP

The US will not be offering sanctions relief to North Korea until it dismantles it's nuclear program.

US President Donald Trump will not be willing to offer North Korea substantial sanctions relief before Pyongyang has substantially dismantled its nuclear programs, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing administration officials.

"When the president says that he will not make the mistakes of the past, that means the US will not be making substantial concessions, such as lifting sanctions, until North Korea has substantially dismantled its nuclear programs," it quoted a senior Trump administration official as saying.

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