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Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) announced the committee will convene a hearing entitled “Sanctions, Diplomacy, and Information: Pressuring North Korea” on Tuesday, September 12, at 10 a.m.

Chairman Royce on the hearing: “The nuclear test conducted by North Korea earlier this week was its most powerful to date, and its ICBM capabilities continue to improve. Sanctions, diplomacy and information must be fully utilized to address this direct threat to the United States and our allies. Fortunately, Congress has given the administration tools to help cut off cash to Kim Jong Un’s illicit weapons programs and, ultimately, help change North Korea from within. With this hearing, we will examine additional steps to exert maximum pressure on North Korea.”

What:
Hearing: Sanctions, Diplomacy, and Information: Pressuring North Korea

When:
10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12

Where:
2172 Rayburn House Office Building

Witnesses:
Ms. Susan A. Thornton
Acting Assistant Secretary
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
U.S. Department of State

The Honorable Marshall Billingslea
Assistant Secretary
Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence
U.S. Department of the Treasury

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