Castro Statement on North Korea's Latest Missile Launch

Nov 29, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and co-chair of the U.S.-Japan Caucus, issued the following statement after the news of North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan:

“North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threatens the United States and our Japanese and South Korean allies. Applying the necessary diplomatic pressure on North Korea to cease its weapons development will require a fully-staffed and well supported diplomatic corps that is empowered to carry out the tasks required of them, including through the appointment of leaders to be Ambassador to South Korea and other important positions within the State Department that remain vacant ten months into this Presidency.”