Langevin Statement on Trump-Kim Summit

Jun 12, 2018 Issues: Armed Services

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI), a senior member of the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees, issued the following statement regarding the meeting between President Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un:

“The Korean peninsula has been unsettled for more than half a century, and we must pursue every opportunity for lasting peace. However, while this was an historic meeting, the President has left Singapore short on details and long on promises. Both the President and Kim have a history of failing to honor their commitments, so we need to see verifiable, concrete steps if we are to achieve peace on the Korean peninsula. I worry, too, about the President’s disturbing pattern of alienating our allies and advancing the interests of our adversaries, especially one as brutal as the North Korean regime. I hope for the success of continued dialogue, but it is far from clear that today’s summit was anything more than another of North Korea’s publicity stunts.”