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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Sherman, Colleagues Send Letter to Biden Administration Urging the Pursuit of Peace on the Korean Peninsula


Nov 8, 2021
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Brad Sherman and his colleagues sent a letter to President Joseph R. Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken urging the administration to join our ally South Korea in working towards an official end to the state of war between North Korea, South Korea, and the United States. 

Earlier this year, our ally South Korea reiterated its call for an end to the 1950 state of war between North Korea, South Korea, and the United States. While the war’s fighting ended in 1953, a peace treaty was never signed and the declaration of war has continued to this day. The official end to the declared state of war is not a concession to North Korea, but rather a vital step towards peace that serves the interest of the United States and our ally South Korea alike. 

“An official end to the state of war is a critical first step that allows South Korea to build the trust necessary to pursue critical U.S. and South Korean objectives, such as restarting stalled talks on denuclearization,” Sherman said. “My colleagues and I urge the Biden Administration to prioritize working with President Moon Jae-In on this critical step towards peace on the Korean peninsula.”

Congressman Sherman was joined by Representatives Tom Suozzi, Karen Bass, Ro Khanna, Barbara Lee, Carolyn B. Maloney, Dwight Evans, Judy Cu, Andy Kim, Ilhan Omar, Paul Tonko, Jesus G. “Chuy” Garcia, Rashida Tlaib, Pramila Jayapal, Raul M. Grijalva, Jan Schakowsky, James P. McGovern, Grace Meng, Andy Levin, Marilyn Strickland, Kaiali’i Kahele, Katie Porter, and Al Green in sending the letter. 

A copy of the letter is available here.