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Rep. Young Kim Statement on North Korea Missile Test

October 19, 2021

Washington, DC – U.S. Representative Young Kim (CA-39) released the following statement on North Korea conducting its eighth missile test this year on Tuesday:

“North Korea’s continued missile tests show they are undeterred in bolstering their nuclear capabilities and cannot be trusted. The potential implications of this are made worse by the fact that President Biden has yet to demonstrate any clear strategy to countering North Korean aggression,” said Congresswoman Young Kim. “We need to get off the sidelines and redouble our efforts to strengthen trilateral US-ROK-Japan cooperation, pressure the Kim regime on its dangerous nuclear weapons program and horrible human rights record and implement a clear strategy to hold North Korea accountable and protect our national security.”

Congresswoman Kim serves as Vice Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia and Nonproliferation, one of the first Korean American women to serve in Congress and a steadfast supporter of global human rights.