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Governor supports president’s summit with North Korea

(Office of the Governor) — In a phone call with the White House early Wednesday morning, Gov. Ralph D.L.G. Torres expressed his support for President Donald J. Trump’s recent negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

“Yesterday was a historic day for the United States and North Korea as President Trump has made more advancements towards securing a complete denuclearization of North Korea,” Torres said.

“I stand proudly by President Trump’s side in his efforts to establish a safer Pacific region. As the closest U.S. Territory to North Korea, we have always known that any threat to the U.S. would start with our islands. However, President Trump has consistently assured me that the United States would stand shoulder to shoulder with us and never let us down. I realize that these negotiations with North Korea will be ongoing, and I reinforced my commitment to President Trump early this morning that the CNMI stands ready to assist in whatever way possible in his efforts.”