Sherrod Brown: Trump Should Use "Otto Warmbier" Sanctions As Leverage with North Korea

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Senator Sherrod Brown told WVXU today he hopes President Trump's on-again, off-again summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un takes place next month.

Brown, a Democrat running for re-election this year, says he hopes his bill to levy more sanctions on North Korea if they do not cooperate will be part of the leverage Trump can use if he sits down with the North Korean leader next month in Singapore.

"I've asked the White House to pass my Korean sanctions bill,'' Brown told WVXU. "It's the Otto Warmbier bill, named after the young man from Cincinnati who was murdered by the North Korean government. I think those sanctions should give the president leverage."

Among the sanctions in the bill was a provision that would put restrictions on nations doing business with North Korea. Nations could do business with North Korea or the U.S., but not both. 

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