Obama Statement on North Korea Announcement
U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) today made the following statement on the announcement that North Korea has agreed to declare and disable its nuclear program by the end of the year.
"I welcome today's announcement that North Korea will fully declare and disable its nuclear program by the end of the year. It remains clear, however, that while this is an important step in the right direction, more remains to be done to ensure complete and irreversible disarmament of North Korea's nuclear program. Achieving that goal as soon as possible will require sustained diplomacy from the Administration, the kind it has refused to undertake with North Korea until recently. So with today's welcome news we must redouble our efforts to ensure that the remaining hard work is completed successfully and soon."