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Remarks on North Korea

Glyn Davies
Special Representative for North Korea Policy 
Tokyo, Japan
October 17, 2012


The video below is available with closed captioning on YouTube

[Reuters Soundbite]

When it comes to North Korea…Japan, Korea, the United States really have no difficulty at all in exploring all aspects of the issue, and we often find ourselves very much exactly on the same page.

We have ongoing from North Korea, on the proliferation front, activities that are concerning illicit activities that continue, and their defiance of UN Security Council obligations are also a concern – it endangers all of us and destabilizes this region.

Even were North Korea to go down the path of economic reform, and they haven’t yet, they haven't yet, that's no substitute for denuclearization. It's important that North Korea understands this issue of fulfilling the promises they’ve made for years, on denuclearization.

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