G7 leaders will call on North Korea on Friday to get rid of its nuclear weapons if it wants sanctions against the country to be lifted.
A senior European Union official said this yesterday. The G7 comprises the United States, Canada, Japan, Britain, France, Germany and Italy. Their leaders are to meet in Canada on Friday and Saturday.
The official said they expect a strong and united G7 message to North Korea to deliver a complete, verifiable and irreversible de-nuclearisation of the Korean peninsula if the current sanctions pressure is to be gradually lifted.