WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) released the following statement following the historic summit between North and South Korea.
“For generations, the Korean War has continued with no feasible end in sight,” said Congressman Ted Poe. “For over 6 decades, the Kim regime has actively pursued nuclear and ballistic weapons, refused to enter negotiations, and committed acts of terror against anyone who opposed the rogue regime. While promises of denuclearization and peace sound promising, we must remember that no agreement for turning this rhetoric into a reality has been reached. The United States hardball tactics, such as declaring the murderous regime a State Sponsor of Terrorism and intense economic sanctions, have had their intended, insurmountable effect. We must proceed with caution and stand with our allies to ensure that these proposed talks are not merely a ploy to serve North Korea's interests."
Congressman Ted Poe is a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and serves as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade.