June 12, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after President Trump met with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

"I served on active duty under U.S. Pacific Command, and it was clear then what remains true today: the U.S. has no good military options against North Korea. That is why I’ve been consistent with my support of diplomatic efforts, including this Summit.

But those who are certain the Summit was a success and those who are certain it was a failure are both wrong in their certainty. If North Korea fails to live up to its end of the deal as they have done in the past, then this Summit was a failure. If they start to denuclearize in the coming months, then this Summit was a success.

What we do know is that the U.S. made the first two concessions: a one on one meeting with the President, and the suspension of military exercises. Now, it’s up to the Trump Administration to ensure North Korea holds up its end of the deal."