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Trump says sanctions on North Korea to stay in place

During a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that his administration does not want to lift sanctions on North Korea at this time, adding that the sanctions are currently at “a fair level.”

The comment came hours after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un gave a speech in which he doubled down on building a self-supporting national economy for his country in order to “deal a telling blow to the hostile forces who go with bloodshot eyes miscalculating that sanctions can bring [North Korea] to its knees.”

Trump and Moon agreed that the South Korean leader would push for a new inter-Korean summit, while Trump said that a new US-North Korea could happen in the future as well. Trump met Kim in Vietnam earlier this year, but that summit broke down.

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