Chuck Schumer: No Matter What Trump Does, Congress Will Not Remove N. Korea Sanctions Without Verifiable Denuclearization
SCHUMER: “To simply say to North Korea, 'We’re going to let you continue to be nuclear in exchange for something else, a peace treaty or something, some words, a photo op,' that’s not protecting the security of the United States. So I’d remind my colleagues, Congress passed sanctions against the North Korean regime for its appalling records on human rights. Congress would need to repeal that law for President Trump to give North Korea reliable sanctions relief. The North Koreans themselves should realize many of us in Congress will not, will not, will not, will not, no matter what President Trump does, many of us in Congress will not remove this sanction relief until North Korea denuclearizes verifiably and irreversibly. So make no mistake about it, no matter what President Trump does in Vietnam this week, this chamber will have a significant role to play if President Trump decides to reduce sanctions as part of any deal with North Korea."