09.15.15

Senator David Perdue Statement on North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) released the following statement in response to today’s reports that North Korea is bolstering its nuclear arsenal and is prepared to use nuclear weapons against the United States at any time:

“Today’s reported threat from North Korea is a sobering and stark reminder of the true consequences our country faces by trusting rogue regimes with nuclear technology. In 1994, then President Clinton promised our country that his non-binding political agreement with North Korea would make America and the world safer. Look at North Korea now. Just 12 years after Clinton’s deal, North Korea completed its first nuclear detonation test. Today, the radical country has a nuclear bomb and is threatening to use it against the United States and our regional allies at any time.

“We cannot allow history to repeat itself with Iran. A bad deal with North Korea in the 1990s didn’t stop them from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Given President Obama’s current misplaced trust in Tehran, the world is dangerously close to dealing with another nuclear armed rogue regime. It’s imperative that Senate Democrats join us tonight in rejecting President Obama’s disastrous nuclear deal with Iran, as it only serves to pave the way for yet another rogue regime to obtain a nuclear weapon aimed at America.”