WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the White House announcement that President Trump has accepted a meeting with North Korean officials:

“I welcome this initiative from South Korea and hope it can lead to a peaceful resolution of the North Korean nuclear crisis. However, we have to be very careful and skeptical of any overtures by North Korea, given its history of failing to deliver on its commitments.  The President and our negotiators must approach this development with due caution and openness, and any talks should be based on realistic expectations of what can be negotiated and verified.”