Rep. Salmon Introduces Resolution to Support U.S.-Republic of Korea-Japan Relationship

Mar 2, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) today released the following statement upon introduction of a resolution to enhance cooperation between the United States, South Korea, and Japan and promote stability in the Asia Pacific.

“A strong, trilateral relationship between the United States, South Korea, and Japan couldn’t be more important today. The North Korean government, like a child who doesn’t understand the consequences of his actions, continues to destabilize the region by detonating nuclear devices and firing missiles.  Fortunately, responsible democratic nations will not let this threat run wild and endanger the Asia Pacific.  Our allies in Korea and Japan have taken the lead, and the United States will be there to support them.”

Background: This resolution formally recognizes the importance of the relationship between the United States, the Republic of Korea, and Japan, and commends all nations for their resolve in dealing with the menace of the North Korean regime, and supports the prompt deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system to deter North Korea’s threats.

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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