Congressman Ted Yoho

Representing the 3rd District of Florida
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Yoho Statement on North Korea’s Failed Missile Launch

Apr 15, 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 on North Korea’s failed missile launch:

“North Korea’s failed missile launch today only emphasizes Kim Jong-un’s complete disregard for international law and determination to obtain a nuclear weapon capable of striking the continental United States. Such belligerent action cannot and should not be rewarded with a simple slap on the wrist. Instead, we need to take real action.

“Through targeted, secondary sanctions on foreign companies that continue to do business with Pyongyang, we can hit Kim Jong-un where it hurts most: the wallet. Kim relies on these funds for his illicit nuclear and missile programs, and we must use every tool we have to deny him the hard currency he needs.

“The Administration also needs to reinstate North Korea as a state sponsor of terror. These decisive actions will send a clear message to the international community as a whole that the United States is committed to peace on the Korean Peninsula and will do what is necessary to achieve it.”