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Chad O'Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.
U.S. President Donald Trump was open to providing temporary sanctions relief to North Korea at last month's Hanoi summit, a DPRK vice foreign minister told diplomats and reporters at a briefing on March 15, translated transcripts and notes seen by NK News indicates.
Trump's alleged flexibility on sanctions relief was not reported by English language media attending the briefing at the time, despite it providing new light on the reasons why Pyongyang believed talks fell apart in Hanoi.