The Trump administration will need to remain strong in its demand for verifiable large-scale denuclearization before opening the door to sanctions relief. And if the time for relieving sanctions arrives, the administration should plan to tie that relief to relief for the North Korean people from the oppression they have endured for more than six decades. Trump showed that the U.S. has the upper hand by walking away from a bad deal in Hanoi. When Trump said, “speed is not that important to me,” he also showed he is willing to take the time needed to make a good deal. I am confident that the president will continue to use his experience in negotiations to continue moving these talks in the right direction.