May 09, 2018

Corker Statement on Release of American Citizens by North Korea

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after the Trump administration announced the release of American citizens by North Korea.

“We are all very thankful for the release of these American citizens who have been unjustly detained by North Korea for far too long, and I applaud the administration for working with Congress to build significant international pressure against the Kim regime,” said Corker. “We must approach North Korea’s recent overtures and the potential for talks over denuclearization with great caution, and I believe the administration fully understands that and is preparing in the appropriate way.”

The committee will conduct appropriate oversight as the discussions with North Korea continue.