Sanders Statement on Cancelling of North Korea Summit

WASHINGTON, May 24 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement Thursday after President Donald Trump canceled a planned summit next month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un:

"North Korea is an isolated authoritarian regime which has nuclear weapons and a sophisticated missile delivery system. With the apparent cancellation or postponement of the summit, the Trump administration should now commit itself to working with our allies in Asia and the international community on a genuine diplomatic strategy to remove the threat of North Korea’s nuclear weapons. From the beginning, when Trump impulsively decided that he would meet with Kim Jong Un, it has been clear that the summit involved very little preparation. The threat of North Korea’s nuclear program is a very serious issue that requires serious diplomacy."