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Cotton Statement on the Release of American Prisoners by North Korea

May 9, 2018

Contact: Caroline Tabler or James Arnold (202) 224-2353

Washington, D.C. - Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the release of American prisoners by North Korea:

"I'm pleased that these American citizens will soon be on their way home. This release is a good step toward achieving a real, lasting peace, but we still have a long way to go. Their imprisonment was a crime, unprovoked and unjustified, the kind of behavior North Korea must cease to rejoin the civilized world. I commend President Trump and Secretary Pompeo for securing their release."