03/08/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/08/2018 22:48
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the below statement following tonight's announcement that Kim Jong Un is seeking a summit.
Congressman McCaul: 'Diplomacy as a means to a peaceful solution to the North Korean nuclear crisis is welcomed and should be supported. But the reality is North Korea's track record of deceit is not lost on Congress nor this administration. As such, any talk of peace must translate into an end of the Kim regime's destabilizing activities, and denuclearization, coupled with strong international verification to ensure the regime is acting in good faith. In the meantime, President Trump and his administration must stand firm in not providing an ounce of economic relief to North Korea until it has proven themselves trustworthy, and that their diplomatic overtures are genuine and will result in a stable, denuclearized peninsula.'
Read McCaul's latest op-ed on North Korea here.