> Two leaders reaching an understanding of quote, true peace, on the Korean peninsula. That's the story North Korean state media told about Tuesday's meeting between Kim Jong-un and Xi Jinping in Beijing. Visits by Kim to meet with the Chinese leader have started to become a regular feature.
It's the third time the two have met this year. And this week's two-day session comes hot on the heels of Kim's meeting with Donald Trump in Singapore last week. Chinese state media showed Xi and Kim observing an honor guard and meeting delighted children. They said Xi lauded the results of Kim's meeting with Trump, saying the Chinese people's friendship for North Koreans will not change.
North Korea's state run KCNA said the two assessed the Singapore summit and chewed the fat over how to resolve the issue with denuclearization. They also said that agreements between Beijing and Pyongyang made since Kim's first visit to Beijing in March, were being carried out quote, one by one.
Meanwhile on Wednesday morning, South Korea said there'd be no relief on sanctions for Pyongyang until they're happy the North has completed denuclearization. The country's foreign minister also said that the cancellation of joint US-South Korean military exercises could be reversed if the North stopped playing ball.>> They could quickly come back should we see the dialogue momentum losing speed or North Korea not living up to its denuclearization commitment.
>> Trump surprised officials in both South Korea and the US when he said in Singapore the US would cancel the exercises.