June 14, 2019 / 1:14 PM / 3 months ago

Trump says he's in no rush for deal with North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a joint news conference with Poland's President Andrzej Dudain (not shown) in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday again said he was in no rush to reach a deal with North Korea over its nuclear weapons programs, days after saying he had received a letter from Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong Un.

Trump, asked about North Korea’s sanctions violations in an interview with Fox News, said “everybody tries to break sanctions,” adding that the sanctions are hurting North Korea and that the United States is continuing to impose them.

Reporting by Makini Brice and Susan Heavey; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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