Thursday 22 February 2018

Trump vows fresh sanctions on North Korea

President Donald Trump meets with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump meets with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses Vice President Mike Pence during his meeting with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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President Donald Trump has said the US will impose fresh sanctions on North Korea over the country's nuclear weapons build-up.

Mr Trump said: "We will be putting more sanctions on North Korea."

Mr Trump told the UN general assembly this week the US will have no choice but to "totally destroy" North Korea if it continues to threaten the US and its allies, including South Korea and Japan.

Mr Trump spoke on Thursday at a meeting in New York with the president of Afghanistan.

The Communist country is the likely topic of discussion when Mr Trump holds separate talks later on Thursday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe.

The three leaders will also meet over lunch.

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