Flores: North Korea's Nuclear Actions Must Not Be Tolerated


Date: Jan. 12, 2016
Location: Washington, DC

Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 757, North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act, which passed on an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 418-2. The bill expands existing sanctions against North Korea in response to allegations that the country recently conducted a hydrogen nuclear weapons test. Congressman Bill Flores (R-Texas) released the following statement regarding its passage:

"Recent reports that North Korea successfully tested a hydrogen nuclear bomb demand a serious and strong response from the United States. While the test's authenticity remains in question, North Korea's defiance of the international community and intimidation of neighboring states must not be tolerated. The North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act will allow the U.S. to block the individuals and financial sources who have aided the development of the rogue nation's nuclear program. A long series of failed negotiations have proven that North Korea never intended to be an honest party. Now is the time for a strong American response to deter a nuclear-armed North Korea. Providing for America's national security is the most important job Congress has and must remain our top priority in an increasingly volatile landscape."

Tomorrow, the House will vote on H.R. 3662, Iran Terror Finance Transparency Act, which will strengthen sanctions against Iran after reported violations of the recent nuclear deal.