U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement regarding the New York Times’ reporting on the United Nation’s report connecting North Korea to the Syrian government’s production of chemical weapons.

“Kim Jong-un and Bashar al-Assad are evil men who rule through terror. We know that North Korea has one of the world’s largest stockpiles of chemical weapons and is cash-strapped to fund its nuclear ambitions. It is sobering, but not surprising, to think that the Kim regime would also help the Assad regime brutalize the Syrian people.”