US Speaker Paul Ryan calls North Korea 'brutal regime,' urges 'maximum economic pressure'

US Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan speaks during a weekly news conference on June 7, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
US Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan speaks during a weekly news conference on June 7, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON - United States House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday (June 12) called North Korea a "brutal regime", urging for maximum economic pressure on Pyongyang, Reuters reported.

His statement came shortly after US President Donald Trump wrapped up his historic nuclear summit with Pyongyang leader Kim Jong Un.

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