Washington, D.C. – House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) issued the following statement on North Korea:

“Our goal is to peacefully end North Korea’s nuclear threats. The administration should continue to look for opportunities while applying maximum diplomatic and financial pressure against Kim Jong Un. Our allies – including South Korea and Japan – need to stand with the United States. There can be no daylight between us.”

NOTE: At yesterday’s Foreign Affairs Committee hearing with Secretary Pompeo, Chairman Royce urged the Secretary to fully implement sanctions – mandated by CAATSA – against shipping registries of countries that knowingly violate U.N. Security Council resolutions barring trade with North Korea.