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Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on North Korea's Nuclear Test

'The United States will not tolerate North Korea's destabilizing aggression'

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement strongly condemning North Korea’s latest test of a nuclear warhead: 

“International sanctions and diplomacy have failed in the face of North Korea's grim resolve to become a nuclear power. Kim Jong-un is not going to suddenly become more reasonable than his father or grandfather--he is their standard bearer. A credible U.S. policy toward North Korea must include the designation of Chinese entities responsible for aiding in the DPRK’s proliferation activities. Furthermore, we should redouble cooperation with South Korea and Japan as they confront this growing menace, and reinforce their growing alliance as we take common sense steps such as the deployment of the THAAD missile defense system to the region.  

“North Korea should be on notice that the United States will not tolerate their destabilizing aggression--and other rogue regimes pursuing nuclear capability like Iran should be on notice that we will not allow this history to repeat itself.” 


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