Tester Praises Trump’s Leadership in Advance of North Korea Summit

Senator: I Am Hopeful That This Summit is the First Step Toward Denuclearizing North Korea

(U.S. Senate)-U.S. Senator Jon Tester today issued the following statement in advance of President Trump’s meeting with North Korea:

“I support President Trump in this effort and encourage him to continue working vigorously toward our shared goal of keeping America and Montana safe. I am hopeful that this summit is the first step toward denuclearizing North Korea. President Trump has an important task ahead of him.”

Tester has voted to impose sanctions against North Korea in response to the continued development of its nuclear weapons. 

Tester is also sponsoring the bipartisan Otto Warmbier Banking Restrictions Involving North Korea Act, which sanctions financial institutions that facilitate transactions for the North Korean government or businesses.