Pelosi Statement on Latest North Korean Nuclear Test
Contact: Ashley Etienne/Henry Connelly, 202-226-7616
Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement after North Korea's latest and largest nuclear test this weekend:
"North Korea's latest nuclear test represents a clear escalation that requires a strategic regional and global response. We must be committed to working with our allies, including South Korea and Japan, to stabilize the region.
“North Korea's nuclear escalation demands more forceful action from its neighbors, China and Russia, who must demonstrate strong, responsible leadership in enforcing United Nations sanctions and working constructively to resolve this crisis. The time is long overdue for China to use its leverage of the trade and financial assistance that has bolstered the North Korean regime.
“For our part, the U.S. must respect the KORUS trade agreement and be careful not use words like ‘appeasement’ when discussing South Korea’s leadership.
"The stakes of the North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile threat require the United States to strengthen, not weaken, our ability to halt Kim Jong-un’s outrageous, irresponsible behavior.”
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