White House: Sanctions on North Korea Will Stay in Place If Denuclearize Talks Fail

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UPDATED 12:39 PM PT — Mon. June 4, 2018

The White House confirmed that U.S. sanctions will remain in place on North Korea unless the country agrees to abandon its nuclear program.

During a press briefing Monday, Press Secretary North Korea announced the U.S. will not remove its sanctions and may even increase its maximum pressure campaign if denuclearize talks fail.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders listens to a question during the daily press briefing at the White House, Monday, June 4, 2018, in Washington. Sanders discussed, Trump’s pardon powers, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, and other topics. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

She said the administration is actively preparing for the June 12 summit with leader Kim Jong Un, which will be held in Singapore at 9:00 AM local time.

Sanders added, U.S. diplomats are continuing negotiations with North Korean officials at the DMZ border.

She also defended the president’s decision to impose tariffs on Canada, Mexico and the EU, saying our steel and aluminum industries are critical to our national security and need to be protected.

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