Olson Statement On North Korea Nuclear Weapon Test


Date: Sept. 9, 2016

Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) today issued the following statement in response to reports that North Korea executed a fifth nuclear weapons test last night:

"Having recently traveled to South Korea and Japan, I know firsthand the fear these regional allies feel thanks to North Korean nuclear aggression and their goal of achieving sea launched nuclear missiles. It is clear that North Korea views any action by the US as benign thanks to our weak foreign policy and a president willing to move the red line he draws time and again when confronting our enemies. The US and our allies must maintain a strong presence in the region and force China to engage with their North Korean dependents."