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Roe Statement on the Singapore Summit

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Washington, June 12, 2018 | Lani Short (202-225-6356) | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s historic summit in Singapore:

“During the Vietnam War, I served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps attached to the 2nd Infantry Division and was stationed 12 miles south of the DMZ. I’ve seen firsthand the plight of the North Korean people, which is why I believe this summit was a significant moment in history. I’m proud President Trump made strides towards peace with North Korea in his meeting with Kim Jong-Un. Pursuing a strategy to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula while taking concrete steps towards de-escalation should be a significant step towards peace and global security. I am cautiously optimistic that this conversation will lead to establishing long-term stability, but we must remain vigilant as we continue this process. We also cannot forget the atrocities being committed now, and those committed by Kim’s father and grandfather. I believe all sanctions should remain in place until we can be certain North Korea intends to follow through on any agreement made with President Trump.”
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