WASHINGTON, D.C.—Delegate Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU) issued the following statement at the conclusion of the summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in Singapore:
“I welcome the talks between President Trump and Kim Jong-un and the progress towards a diplomatic denuclearization of North Korea. The agreement reached yesterday is a broad framework and a step toward securing peace on the Korean peninsula. The President should now detail to the American people and international community how his administration will verify North Korea’s compliance.
“I am, however, disappointed that the agreement did not address North Korea’s horrific human rights violations. Last week, I joined Republican and Democratic members of Congress to urge the President to include concessions from North Korea for these atrocities. Many North Koreans have suffered horrifically under the Kim regime, and the United States should seek to end this oppressive treatment. I am also concerned with the President’s statement that the U.S. would withdraw our servicemembers from South Korea, which has been an important deterrent to aggression in the region.
“As talks with the Kim regime continue, it is my hope the administration will work with Congress to bring a complete and lasting peace on the Korean peninsula. I am ready to support efforts that will enhance our security, recover the remains of American POW/MIA servicemembers, and bolster peace in our region.” (PR)