North Korea must take ‘meaningful’ steps to earn sanctions relief, says Trump

President Trump and Kim Jong-un held their first summit in June 2018. Trump says sanctions on Pyongyang are still ‘on in full’.

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, must make a “meaningful” gesture if he wants to see sanctions lifted, Donald Trump said on Wednesday ahead of a second summit between the two men scheduled for next week.

“The sanctions are on in full. I haven’t taken sanctions off,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

“I’d love to be able to, but in order to do that, we have to do something that’s meaningful on the other side.”

Trump and Kim are due to meet in Hanoi to discuss progress on the…

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