US WANTS SANCTIONS ON NORTH KOREA TO REMAIN IN PLACE




Serhat TUNAR -TDO- In an Oval Office meeting with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in, President Donald Trump said Thursday that he wants sanctions on North Korea to remain in place but doesn't want to increase them, according to the CNN International.

"I think the sanctions right now are at a level that's a fair level," Trump said. "We want sanctions to remain in place, and frankly I had the option of significantly increasing them."

"I didn't want to do that because of my relationship with Kim Jong Un. I didn't want to do that, I didn't think it was necessary, as you know a couple of weeks ago I held it back," he added, again touting his personal connection with the North Korean leader.

Donald Trump, who expressed agreement with North Korea leader Kim Jong-un in their meetings in February, said that they still didn't get what they wanted.

Trump said he would meet Kim again, but that it would not be soon.