US postpones easing sanctions on North Korea

The UN Security Council met behind closed doors at Russia's request on Thursday, to discuss the possibility of loosening international sanctions against North Korea.

Russia and China have argued that North Korea should be rewarded with an easing of sanctions for halting missile tests and opening up a dialogue with the United States on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. The United States, along with Britain and France, argues that they must maintain sanctions until North Korea completes the process of removing all nuclear weapons.

Source: VOV5