On Friday, Ambassadors of France to the United Nations Francois Delattre and Heusgen of Germany discussed the programs of the UN Security Council during their ‘twin’ presidency of the Council.
"From my perspective, for the coming weeks and months, I do not see the reason to look at the sanction regime. It is a tough regime [and] I think that these sanctions that have been adopted by the Security Council contribute to the negotiations that have been taking place [in Hanoi]," Heusgen told reporters on Friday. "As a Chairman, I do not see… a need to change the sanctions regime."
Friday, March 1, marked the beginning of France's presidency of the UNSC, which will then pass to Germany in April.
The summit between Trump and Kim was held in Hanoi on Wednesday and Thursday. The meeting finished abruptly several hours before schedule without any agreement or declaration. Trump said he had to walk away because North Korea wanted the sanctions lifted entirely prior to complete denuclearization.