CASTRO CALLS FOR STRONGER ENFORCEMENT OF EXISTING SANCTIONS ON NORTH KOREA
Washington, D.C—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) offered an amendment to the North Korea Sanctions Enforcement Act of 2014 (H.R. 1771) and made the following remarks during the House Foreign Affairs Committee consideration of the bill and amendment. Congressman Castro’s amendment was adopted unanimously by the Committee:
“Mr. Chairman, I want to thank you and Ranking Member Engel for including my amendment to H.R. 1771 in the en bloc package. Recently, a U.N panel recommended that the international community must significantly improve enforcement of existing Resolutions, particularly relating to cargo inspections at air and sea ports.
Recognizing that there are enforcement gaps, my amendment urges the United States to strengthen the capacity of responsible nations to monitor and intercept shipments to and from North Korea that provide them cash, as well as technology and material for its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
I encourage my colleagues, of course, to support this amendment and I thank y’all for your support.”