Congressman Ted Yoho

Representing the 3rd District of Florida
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Chairman Yoho Applauds Trump Administration Pressure on North Korea

Sep 22, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, released the following statement welcoming the announcement by China to forbid Chinese banks from doing business with North Korea.

“The Trump administration is taking another strong step in pressuring North Korea through United Nations backed sanctions. In August of this year, I urged the administration, in a letter, to take this necessary step in implementing secondary sanctions.  Secondary sanctions are vital and necessary in keeping the Kim regime from furthering their nuclear weapons program.

“The announcement by the Chinese central bank to halt all business with North Korea is welcomed news for the Asia-Pacific region and the world community. China is beginning to agree that it is necessary to rein in Kim Jong Un’s regime. I welcome the announcement from the Chinese government.

"Now we face the real work in implementing these sanctions.  We expect all nations to follow the lead of the U.S. and Chinese governments to maintain peace.”