Secretary Tillerson To Chair UN Security Council Meeting on Denuclearization of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (D.P.R.K.)

Press Statement
Mark C. Toner
Deputy Department Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 24, 2017


U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to New York City on Friday, April 28, to chair a special ministerial meeting of the United Nations Security Council at 10:00 a.m.

The D.P.R.K. poses one of the gravest threats to international peace and security through its pursuit of nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, and other weapons of mass destruction as well as its other prohibited activities.

The meeting will give Security Council members an opportunity to discuss ways to maximize the impact of existing Security Council measures and show their resolve to respond to further provocations with appropriate new measures.

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