05.19.15

Gardner Resolution Urges North Korea Sanctions

Washington, DC – Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy, announced today that he has introduced a resolution in the United States Senate advocating for a change in Administration policy towards the North Korean regime.

The resolution details the North Korean regime’s history of military threats, human rights abuses, and violations of international laws and agreements. It advocates for additional targeted sanctions against the regime and cautions against resuming any negotiations without strict pre-conditions, including a complete halt of Pyongyang’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs, proliferation activities, military provocations, and a significant and verifiable improvement in the regime’s human rights record. The full text of the resolution can be read here. 

“The North Korean regime has a long history of belligerence toward the free world and brutal repression of its own people,”Gardner said. “It’s clear that the Administration’s current policy of so-called ‘strategic patience’ with regard to North Korea has been a failure, and it’s time to change course. This resolution sends a strong message to the Administration that we must act quickly to address this major threat to the security of the United States and our allies in East Asia.”                                                                 

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