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Senator Deb Fischer issues statement on North Korea missile test

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Posted at 9:27 AM, Jul 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-04 10:27:15-04

Senator Deb Fischer, the chairman of the Senate subcommittee on Strategic Forces, released a statement Tuesday after a report from South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said North Korea had fired a missile into waters off Japan. 

“The latest test-launch demonstrates a sobering reality: the threat of North Korea is quickly advancing. As the threat increases, we must bring greater pressure to bear on North Korea, and its international patrons, China and Russia, but we should have no illusions that they will solve this problem for us," Fischer said.  “As the chairman of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, which has oversight over our homeland missile defense system, I am committed to ensuring our country has an effective defense to protect our citizens from the rogue regime in Pyongyang." 

In the past, Fischer has voted to strengthen sanctions on North Korea.