Trump to impose new sanctions on North Korea over missile and nuclear threats

President Donald Trump says the United States will apply new, additional sanctions on North Korea.


Tensions have escalated in recent weeks over Pyongyang's missile and nuclear weapons program, despite intense pressure from world powers.

"We will be putting more sanctions on North Korea," Trump said in response to a question at a meeting with Afghan president Ashraf Ghani.

On Afghanistan, Trump said the U.S. military was doing more leading than fighting.

IMAGE: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches the Masikryong ski competition in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in 2016.