Congressman Ted Yoho

Representing the 3rd District of Florida
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Yoho Statement on U.S.-North Korea Summit

Mar 1, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL) Lead Republican for the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation released the following statement on the outcome of President Trump’s summit with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam.

“President Trump made the right choice to conclude the summit with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. It is far better to walk away during a round of talks than accept a bad deal. I remember when President Ronald Reagan used the same tactic with Mikhail Gorbachev at Reykjavik. That decision in 1986 proved fruitful in the end, and I believe it will help us achieve what everyone wants: a denuclearized Korean peninsula.

“The ball is in Kim Jong Un’s court right now. He can choose peace and prosperity for his people, or he can continue to feel the full weight of sanctions from the international community. I support the president and encourage both parties to set up another round of talks, so we may move closer to a transparent, verifiable, denuclearized North Korea.”