The leaders of North and South Korea just met, crossing each other's borders for the first time in 65 years, both vowing an end to the Korean War and committing to denuclearization on the Korea Peninsula. This is historic and a great step forward for diplomacy--and more importantly, for peace.

I've introduced a bipartisan resolution reaffirming our commitment to peace, diplomacy, and the complete, irreversible denuclearization of North Korea. Soon the President will be meeting with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, and it is critical that we take tangible steps now to support the North-South commitments made yesterday. This is a historic starting point towards peace and denuclearization and ending the Korean War.

The North-South summit was a critical first step, but we must build on the momentum of yesterday's historic summit to secure peace.

Nothing is more important to the people of America than peace. Unfortunately, there are some who don't understand the urgency of the situation or the seriousness of the nuclear threats that exist for the people of Hawai'i and this country. They believe direct talks should not occur or that there should be preconditions before agreeing to just have the conversation.

The people of Hawai'i know firsthand what it's like to live under the threat of an attack from North Korea at any time. They know why it's so important that President Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un move forward without delay--using every diplomatic tool at our disposal--in order to denuclearize North Korea, finally end the Korean War, and bring us closer to peace.

My resolution calls for taking these four critical steps:

  • Welcoming the United States-North Korea summit that will follow the North-South summit.
  • Reaffirming our commitment to peace, diplomatic negotiation, and the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea.
  • Urging the President, Kim Jong Un, and regional leaders to engage in direct diplomacy that exhausts all non-military policy tools before any use of military force.
  • Urging the President, our international partners, and United Nations members to keep up the economic and diplomatic pressure until North Korea is rid of its nuclear, chemical, biological, and radiological weapons programs.

Secretary of Defense James Mattis called the threat posed by a Korean War the "worst kind of fighting in most people's lifetimes." We're now one step closer to mitigating that threat, and I ask for your help in supporting diplomatic negotiations to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula and securing peace.

We must be steadfast, consistent, and unyielding in our commitment to achieving peace. Thank you for making this commitment with me today.

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