Serial No. 115-91: Sanctions, Diplomacy, and Information: Pressuring North Korea, Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, September 12, 2017   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the September 12, 2017 hearing on "Sanctions, Diplomacy, and Information: Pressuring North Korea," held before the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs. From statement of Susan A Thornton: "The threat posed by North Korea's ballistic missile and nuclear program is grave. This administration, though, has developed a clear strategy of applying international pressure to hold Pyongyang to account. First, we continue to push for strong U.N. [United Nations] sanctions. Last night the U.N. Security Council passed another significant set of international sanctions, the second set of sanctions in the last 2 months, unanimously adopted by the U.N. Security Council. Second, we are using our domestic laws to impose sanctions on individuals and entities that enable the DPRK's [North Korea, also known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea] illicit activities. Third, we are pressing countries to fully implement the U.N. Security Council resolutions and sanctions, and to harmonize their domestic sanctions regimes with those Security Council designations. Fourth, we are urging the international community to cease normal political interactions with the DPRK, and increase its diplomatic isolation. And, fifth, we are calling on countries to cut trade ties with Pyongyang to choke off revenue sources that finance the regime's weapons programs. Even as we pursue denuclearization on the Korean peninsula, deterrence, as was mentioned by the ranking member, is an essential part of our strategy." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Susan A. Thornton, and Marshall Billingslea.

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