July 08, 2016

Corker Applauds South Korea’s Decision to Enable Deployment of U.S. Missile Defense System

THAAD to Deter North Korean Ballistic Missile Threat

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today applauded South Korea’s decision to enable deployment of the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system as a deterrent to the North Korea ballistic missile threat.

“South Korea’s decision to enable deployment of this system is a significant step in strengthening our alliance’s capability to deter the North Korean ballistic missile threat,” said Corker. “This important decision comes after the U.S. imposed additional sanctions against the Kim regime for its abhorrent human rights abuses as mandated by Congress. Enactment of the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enforcement Act earlier this year strengthened U.S. and international efforts to isolate North Korea in the wake of its increasing provocations that threaten international peace and security.”

On February 10, the Senate unanimously passed the North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016 following a day of legislative floor action led by Corker. For more information about the bill, which was developed by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, click here.

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