Bolton Warns US Could Ramp Up Sanctions On North Korea

The warning comes as satellite images appear to show North Korea rebuilding a long-range rocket test site.
Posted at 6:58 AM, Mar 06, 2019

The president's national security adviser, John Bolton, warned that the U.S. will consider increasing sanctions on North Korea if it doesn't completely denuclearize.

Bolton told Fox Business Network Tuesday, "If they're not willing to do it, President Trump has been very clear that they're not getting relief from the crushing economic sanctions that have been imposed on them. And we'll look at ramping those sanctions up, in fact."

Bolton's comments came the same day two North Korea monitoring sites each reported to have spotted the country rebuilding part of a long-range rocket test site.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un previously promised to shut down the Sohae Satellite Launching Station and even allow international inspectors to verify the process.

President Donald Trump said Kim promised him last week during their summit in Vietnam that North Korea would not resume nuclear and missile tests. 

That summit ultimately ended with the two leaders unable to agree on steps towards denuclearization and lifting U.S. sanctions.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.