Representative Joe Wilson

Representing the 2nd District of South Carolina

Congressman Joe Wilson's Statement on Potential North Korea Negotiations

Mar 6, 2018
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson's Statement on Potential North Korea Negotiations

 Washington, D.C. - Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) released the following statement in response to South Korea’s announcement that North Korea is willing to discuss denuclearization with the United States.  

“Today’s announcement that North Korea is finally willing to negotiate would not be possible without the strong leadership of President Donald Trump and his Administration, with the Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.”

“I have said previously that the regime in North Korea will only respond to strength, and I believe that without the economic sanctions package passed by Congress and signed into law President Trump, these negotiations would not be in consideration. This is what a successful foreign policy of peace through strength looks like and I am hopeful these negotiations will take place soon.” 

In today’s announcement, North Korea indicated they would not carry out nuclear or missile tests while talks with the international community are in progress.

Congressman Joe Wilson is one of only two Members of Congress who have been to North Korea, the other is Ranking Member Eliot Engel.