Kaptur statement on President Trump’s decision to cancel meeting with North Korean leaders

May 24, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Dean of the Ohio Delegation and Member of the House Defense Appropriations Committee, released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel the planned summit with North Korean leaders.

“Lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula will not come easily,” said Kaptur. “North Korea is not an honest broker on the world’s diplomatic stage and rushed attempts to deter that nation from its decades-long tradition of brutal and unstable dictatorships will not be effective. Validating Kim Jong Un with the direct involvement of the President may well be premature when dealing with an immature dictator. Nonetheless, I urge this Administration to keep high-level diplomatic talks going and work toward real progress.”