Aug 08 2017
Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today issued the following statement in response to reports that North Korea has successfully produced a miniaturized nuclear warhead that can fit inside its intercontinental ballistic missiles:
“Isolating the North Koreans has not halted their pursuit of nuclear weapons. And President Trump is not helping the situation with his bombastic comments. There is no question that North Korea is seeking to add a nuclear warhead to an ICBM capable of reaching the United States.
“What this tells me is that our policy of isolating North Korea has not worked. The United States must quickly engage North Korea in a high-level dialogue without any preconditions. Hopefully, Secretary Tillerson is already discussing the possibility of reopening talks with our Asian partners during his current trip. In my view, diplomacy is the only sound path forward.”