Gardner on North Korean Sanctions: “Not Nearly Enough”

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement after the Obama Administration imposed sanctions against two North Korean firms for proliferation activities:

“The sanctions imposed by the Obama administration are insufficient, and further evidence of a feckless foreign policy; a tacit acknowledgement that this Administration’s ‘strategic patience’ toward North Korea has been a complete and utter failure.” 

“These sanctions are not nearly enough. Besides the fact that today’s sanctions against these entities are not new, they do nothing to address North Korea’s horrifying record on human rights, and they do nothing to address North Korea’s dangerous and destabilizing actions in cyberspace.

“On October 7th, I will chair a hearing in the Senate on the North Korean threat. I look forward to exploring what else the United States could be doing to peacefully disarm the North Korean regime and alleviate the plight of the North Korean people.”                          


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 Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.


354 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20515

(202) 224-5941