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The United States will continue its “maximum pressure” campaign against North Korea, the White House has said, ruling out any possibility of lifting of sanctions till Pyongyang takes “concrete action” to denuclearise. Certainly, the goal is denuclearisation of the peninsula.

And we’re going to continue the maximum pressure campaign that has been ongoing to North Korea until we see concrete actions taken toward complete and total denuclearisation,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters at her daily news conference. US President Donald Trump has accepted an invitation of the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a summit meeting. The meeting is expected to be held later this summer. At least five non-US venues are being looked at for the summit. Trump’s pick to be the next secretary of state, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, was in Pyongyang three weeks ago to hold high level preparatory talks with the North Korean leaders. your social media marketing partner