US national security adviser John Bolton warns of tougher sanctions on North Korea if it does not scrap its nuclear weapons program.
Speaking on Fox Business Network Tuesday, Bolton said the United States would see whether Pyongyang was committed to giving up its “nuclear weapons program and everything associated with it.”
However, he said, “If they’re not willing to do it, then I think President Trump has been very clear … they’re not going to get relief from the crushing economic sanctions that have been imposed on them and we’ll look at ramping those sanctions up in fact.”
The new threat came after the second summit between President Donald Trump and the North’s leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, Vietnam ended without any agreement late last month.
The summit collapsed over differences on how far Pyongyang was willing to limit its nuclear program and the degree of US eagerness to ease sanctions. Trump abruptly walked away…