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House Proceeding 06-15-09 on Jun 15th, 2009 :: 0:40:05 to 0:45:15
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Peter T. King

0:40:01 to 0:40:21( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: north korea. and i reserve the balance of my time. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from american samoa. mr. faleomavaega: i also would my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. bilirakis: mr. speaker, i

Peter T. King

0:40:05 to 0:45:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Peter T. King

Peter T. King

0:40:22 to 0:40:42( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: yield to the ranking member, mr. king from new york, as much time as he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york, mr. king, is recognized. mr. king: mr. speaker, i thank the gentleman from florida for yielding and at the outset let me thank chairman berman and ranking member ros-lehtinen for the support they've given me on this resolution and for bringing to to the house floor. also, let me thank my colleague from new york, mr. meeks, for

Peter T. King

0:40:43 to 0:41:04( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: being the prime co-sponsor of the bill and for his support in pushing it forward. of course, mr. faleomavaega, who does a truly outstanding job as chairman of the subcommittee. i wa to thank him as well. mr. speaker, when i first introduced this resolution back in march, it was clear then obviously that korea was a major threat to world stability and a major threat to the national security of the united states and, of course, also to

Peter T. King

0:41:05 to 0:41:25( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: its asian neighbors. well, since then the situation has only gotten worse. as mr. bilirakis pointed out, it's been step after step, step after step, after progressive action, provocative action, action defying world opinion, defying resolutions to the united nations, and absolutely defying agreements that have been made with the six parties

Peter T. King

0:41:26 to 0:41:47( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: over the previous years. mr. speaker, president clinton reached out and tried to engage north korea. president bush obviously reached out, tried to engage north korea, began the six-party talks, made china a part of that process, and yet at every stage when it comes to weaponizing uranium, plutonium, moving forward, north korea has refused to respond in good faith.

Peter T. King

0:41:48 to 0:42:08( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: and when they do make an attempt to good faith, it's a deploy and they renege after any concession is made by the united states or any of our allies. mr. speaker, i think it's important that we send a message to the north korean government. now, let's be clear about this. when talking about the north korean government, we're really talking about an organized

Peter T. King

0:42:09 to 0:42:31( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: crime familyass crading as a state. i mean, kim jong il defies every standard of decency that is built up in the community of nations. i think it's important to realize that, especially when north korea is contrast with the republic of korea, which has become a modeled democracy and such a strong and staunch ally of the united states. so as we go forward, mr. speaker, i think it's important for the president and the

Peter T. King

0:42:32 to 0:42:53( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: secretary of state to know that congress will stand behind them if they have to take stronger action, if they have to really lean back and push back against north korea. i think everything should be on the table. the fact is that we now have a situation where with the -- going forward with its nuclear program, north korea really

Peter T. King

0:42:54 to 0:43:14( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: puts its neighbors in jeopardy and perhaps soon after that europe and the united states. with their missile system, with the delivery system, with the nuclear weapons. and i think everything should be on the table, including a very strong missile defense system and we should have an open debate. put partisanship aside and stand as americans which could

Peter T. King

0:43:15 to 0:43:36( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: be a mortal danger to our allies and causing a situation in asia to spiral out of control. i certainly think when japan seize -- saw what north korea was doing, we could -- we have strong friends such as taiwan who now will be in danger. and also it's time for china to realize that they have a major

Peter T. King

0:43:37 to 0:43:58( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: role to play in solving this crisis. the fact is north korea could not surve if it did not receive its energy and food supplies from china. and china should realize that long of where they somehow take a certain delight in north korea, antagonizing the united states and also they feel they can buy off north korea with the food and energy and they don't want refugees going

Peter T. King

0:43:59 to 0:44:20( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: across their border. this has now gone beyond the stage of talking and sitting down. we're talking about the very security of the united states being in danger here. so, mr. speaker, i urge the adoption of this resolution. yes, we have to continue constructive dialogue and we have to engage to the extent we but the fact is that as mr. bilirakis said, en the

Peter T. King

0:44:21 to 0:44:42( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: president reached out in good faith, president clinton, president bush and now president obama have reached out in good faith, the response to them has been an iron fist, it's been missiles, it's been rockets and weaponizing of nuclear fissile material. so rather than us be victims of something which we should

Peter T. King

0:44:43 to 0:45:03( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: anticipate now, let us stand together and certainly reach out across the aisle so all of us, republicans and democrats and as americans can stand with the president as he goes forward and hopefully he will to stand up to this really blatant aggression, i believe, by north korea and sending a message to kim jong il, whether it's him or his son, no matter who ends up controlling and

Peter T. King

0:45:04 to 0:45:15( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: calling the shots in north korea, that will be met with assertive action by the united states and call on countries such as china to start doing what they should be doing and reassure our allies such as japan and taiwan that the

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