U.S. Congressman MIKE POMPEO, Representing the 4th District of Kansas

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Pompeo on North Korea’s Missile Test

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Washington, February 7, 2016 | comments

February 7, 2016
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Pompeo on North Korea’s Missile Test 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) today released the following statement on North Korea’s claims that it launched a long-range ballistic missile:

“On the heels of testing a nuclear weapon, North Korea continues to defy the international community and the U.N. Security Council with its latest ballistic missile launch.  

“We have no more time for President Obama and former Secretary Clinton’s failed policy of ‘strategic patience’ towards the dictatorship in Pyongyang.  Fanatical regimes like Iran and North Korea, armed with missile or nuclear weapon capabilities, present a serious threat to regional and global security.  We must respond swiftly to this provocation with stinging sanctions against the regime, which Congress is preparing, while continuing to stand with our allies, particularly South Korea, and support them in their self-defense.”

Pompeo serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Select Committee on Benghazi.  He is a graduate of West Point and an Army veteran.


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