Theresa May expected to reject Seoul's request to relax sanctions on North Korea
Theresa May is expected to rebuff a request from Moon Jae-in, the South Korean president, for Britain to relax sanctions on Pyongyang when the two leaders hold talks at the Asia-Europe Meeting in Belgium on Friday.
Mr Moon is on a nine-day tour of European capitals and has already held talks with Emmanuel Macron, the French president, during which he proposed that sanctions on the regime of Kim Jong-un be eased in order to encourage North Korea to abolish its nuclear weapons.
Mr Moonâs administration appears to be taking an increasingly conciliatory line with Pyongyang, which has made no meaningful progress on scrapping its nuclear arsenal and has refused to honour a previous promise to provide details of its nuclear facilities.
Immediately after their talks on Tuesday, Mr Macron reiterated that France remains committed to the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation (CVID) of North Korea before sanctions imposed by the United Nations can be scaled back.
âFrance highly appreciates South Koreaâs efforts to make headway in getting North Korea to publicly and unequivocally embrace the CVID conceptâ, Mr Macron said at a press conference alongside Mr Moon at the Elysee Palace. âWe are here to help you and support youâ.Source: Google News North Korea | Netizen 24 North Korea