WASHINGTON, D.C.--Today Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-proliferation & Trade issued the following statement on North Korea’s alleged testing of an H-bomb.

North Korea’s nuclear test yesterday is the latest evidence that this Administration’s policy of appeasing our enemies has dangerous consequences, but it does not come as a surprise. As Chairman of the Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee, I held a hearing in October anticipating this very event. North Korea already has nuclear weapons and also has ballistic missiles that can reach the United States. The dictator Kim Jong-Un’s own hit list includes Austin, TX. This test also has serious implications for the Iran deal- North Korea has a long history of working with Iran on missile development and there is mounting evidence of cooperation on nuclear weapons. This Administration should immediately put North Korea back on the state sponsor of terrorism list, issue comprehensive sanctions on North Korean government officials, including its dictator, and encourage the United Nations to do the same. Dangerous actions by a ruthless dictator must be met with forceful responses.”