House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes released the following statement today on developments in East Asia:
"In light of the recent nuclear test by North Korea, it is vital for the United States to further strengthen our alliance with Japan and to continue our policy of extended deterrence. We should also strengthen trilateral cooperation with Japan and South Korea. The recently announced agreement on issues related to comfort women is a big step forward in improving relations between these two close American allies. I commend Prime Minister Abe and President Park for their strong leadership and support their efforts to put to rest this long-running dispute. These two nations are anchors of stability and democracy in East Asia that share the United States’ interest in safeguarding peace and freedom in the region."