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US president Donald Trump on Thursday said he's open to a third summit with north Korea's Kim Jong un but for the time being he will leave biting sanctions trained on Pyongyang I think that sanctions are a great now at a level that's a fair level and I I really believe something very significant going to happen we could always increase them but I didn't want to do that at this time trump made the comments during talks with south Korean president moon jae yeon in Washington the US wants North Korea to scrap its missile and nuclear weapons programs in exchange for lifting sanctions so far they failed to strike a deal trump and Kim met in Hanoi in February but the summit collapse soon after it started without an agreement however diplomacy may still get a chance reporters asked trump about another possibly more achievable idea a summit between the two Koreas plus trump I think that would be largely depended on chairman Kim that because %HESITATION preserve mon will do what's necessary I know president Mona's been fighting this battle for a long time he's done an excellent job I consider him a great ally but moon in trump aren't always on the same page moon wants to reward the north for each stop it takes toward denuclearization well the US wants to wait until the north has given up all its weapons before dropping sanctions meanwhile peel young has hinted that if the US doesn't take action soon Kim might restart the country's nuclear and missile tests the north Korean leader may be in a stronger position than ever he's just got himself a new title a Supreme representative of all the Korean people after a recent government shake up analysts say it's a sign Kim has fully come into his own eight years after he inherited rule from his father