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April 27, 2018

Inhofe Statement on the Inter-Korean Summit

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), made the following statement on the Inter-Korean Summit:

“President Trump has done it again. His tireless efforts to restore American leadership and great power competition around the world have seen historic results. In just the last 24 hours, North and South Korea have met and pledged to end the 1953 Korean War and North Korea has committed to denuclearization. While it is true that we’ve had broken promises before from North Korea, I believe we’re seeing something unique that will lead to real results. I look forward to President Trump and newly confirmed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to build on this success when he meets with North Korea in the future.”

Last month, Inhofe, who recently visited South Korea, correctly predicted that North Korea was serious about their willingness to discuss denuclearization during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing and on Fox Business:  


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INHOFE: …I mean, look what's happening right now in North Korea, I believe all of that started when he made the strong statement to Kim Jong-un that he had a bigger button, he could fire and wipe North Korea off the map. And all of a sudden, Un started talking to South Korea and saying we’ll come to the Winter Games and all of that. We were over there during that time.

… We had a hearing yesterday, Maria, that you probably didn't see but I chaired the hearing, it's Armed Services. We had all of the intelligence people in there, none of them believed that this guy is going to change, that he really wants to negotiate… 

During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing last month, Sen. Inhofe questioned Lt. Gen. Robert Ashley, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency:

INHOFE: There's no reason to believe that Kim Jong-un is going to be a changed person. But I think the news last night that he's actually made a response to the message that was sent and that he's ready to negotiate, he's ready to stop his nuclear activity and testing. Do you share my somewhat optimistic view of what happened, General?

ASHLEY: Senator, right now, I don't share your optimism. That's kind of a show-me, and so we'll see how this plays out… 

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