06.22.17

Gardner: It is Time for the World to Wake Up

Washington, D.C. – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity, released the below statement regarding North Korea testing a rocket engine capable of carrying an intercontinental ballistic missile. A properly operating engine is one of the final steps needed for North Korea to launch a missile with a nuclear warhead on it toward the United States.

 

"It is time for the world to wake up. The latest reports of North Korea testing a rocket engine capable of carrying a nuclear warhead far enough to reach American soil deserves global condemnation and a show of determined resolve from the United States and our allies. It is clear we are rapidly approaching a point of no return with North Korea, and there needs to be a global urgency to stop their development of nuclear delivery capability.

 

“I am prepared to draft legislation to target entities and to impose a financial embargo on North Korea. My legislation will present a clear choice to all those enabling Pyongyang: you either do business with a nuclear-armed madman who abuses his own people and has just murdered an American or you do business with the world’s only economic and military superpower. We are rapidly approaching a point of no return, and the world needs to come together if we want to prevent nuclear war.”

 

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Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Budget Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy and Subcommittee on Energy.

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