Mitch McConnell: US must restore 'maximum pressure' if North Korea does not stick to Trump deal
Mitch McConnell speaks to reporters (screen grab)

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he supported the goals set out in President Donald Trump’s joint statement with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but said Washington must be prepared to respond if Pyongyang does not follow through.

“If North Korea does not prove willing to follow through, we and our allies must be prepared to restore the policy of maximum pressure,” McConnell said in remarks opening the Senate session.

Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama