Chairman Salmon Applauds U.N. Security Council Resolution on North Korea

Mar 2, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05), chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, today released the following statement after the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution imposing additional sanctions on North Korea.

“Today the U.N. Security Council adopted a strong new resolution against North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs, recognizing the persistent threat this rogue regime presents to the world.  These additional sanctions and restrictions imposed on the Kim Jong-un regime align international sanctions more closely with those that Congress imposed through the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2016—a bill I was proud to co-sponsor.  I am pleased to see the international community recognize that more significant pressure must be applied for North Korea to give up its proscribed nuclear and missile programs.

“This resolution follows not only our action in Congress, but also strong measures by our allies in the region.  The Government of Japan imposed tough new unilateral sanctions and South Korean President Park Geun-hye took the bold step of closing the joint Kaesong Industrial Complex, cutting off a major source of revenue for the Kim regime.  I call on all U.N. member states to swiftly implement and enforce all international sanctions and restrictions on North Korea.”

Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. He is also a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
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