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Washington, D.C. – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s summit in Hanoi, Vietnam with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un:

“President Trump was right to walk away from a shallow, and potentially dangerous, deal that would have undermined the tremendous progress this Administration has made. Should Kim Jong Un appreciate the opportunity for his country and reconsider his position, the President is prepared to reengage and make a deal that benefits not only the United States and the North Korean people, but the world. Until then, the international community must maintain strong sanctions pressure on the Kim Jong Un regime.”