North Korea: Working to Produce Strong Resolution
Deputy Secretary Steinberg (June 2): "I think from my reports from (U.S.) Ambassador Rice in New York, I think that the Chinese are very actively engaged in these discussions, they've had a number of good ideas of their own. We're working very closely to try to find common ground on that and I think we're going to come up with a good result in New York and I look forward to my efforts and conversations not only on the steps that we'll take in adopting a new resolution but how we'll follow up with that afterwards."
Deputy Secretary Steinberg then traveled to Tokyo (May 31-June 2) for consultations with senior Japanese officials on a range of bilateral, regional, and international issues.
Deputy Secretary Steinberg and members of his delegation arrived in Seoul, South Korea (June 2) and met with officials of the Republic of Korea Government. The purpose of the visit was to consult with South Korea on next steps in response to North Korea’s defiance of the international community. The Deputy Secretary was in South Korea through June 4 and then went to Beijing, China, June 5.