Chairman Salmon Statement on North Korea's ICBM Launch

Feb 7, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05), Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, today released the following statement in response to North Korea's test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

"Mere weeks after its nuclear test, North Korea today conducted a long-range ballistic missile test under the guise of a satellite launch. I resolutely condemn this behavior. The United States and the international community will not stand for North Korea's continued provocations and relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons, especially at the expense of its people. Its destabilizing behavior must be met with an appropriate response, and I fully intend to pursue measures that attach serious consequence to this reckless action."

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.  Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.