President Trump said Thursday that he will impose new sanctions on North Korea.
The comments came during a meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York City.
“We will put more sanctions on North Korea,” Trump said in response to questions from reporters about whether new sanctions were imminent.
The president did not elaborate further. In his speech at the U.N. on Tuesday, Trump threatened the destruction of the North Korean regime if its leaders continued to threaten the United States and its allies with a nuclear weapons program.
“The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea,” Trump said in his speech.
“Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime,” he added, referring to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.