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  • DPRK Permanent Representative Sends Letter to President of UNSC
    Pyongyang, September 4 (KCNA) -- The permanent representative of the DPRK to the United Nations sent a letter to the president of the UN Security Council Thursday. Noting that he would like to bring the attention of the president to the DPRK's already stated principled stand and countermeasures in connection with a letter addressed to the DPRK by the so-called "Sanctions Committee" of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) requesting a clarification, he continued: The DPRK totally rejects the UNSC "Resolution 1874" which was unfairly orchestrated in June 13 in wanton violation of the DPRK's sovereignty and dignity and that the DPRK will never be bound by this resolution.
    Had the UNSC, from the very beginning, not made an issue of the DPRK's peaceful satellite launch in the same way as it kept silent over the satellite launch conducted by south Korea on August 25, 2009, it would not have compelled the DPRK to take strong counteraction such as its 2nd nuclear test.
    We have never objected to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and of the world itself. What we objected to is the structure of the six way talks which had been used to violate outrageously the DPRK's sovereignty and its right to peaceful development. The denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is closely related with the U.S. nuclear policy toward the DPRK. The DPRK has already made clear its countermeasures to cope with sanctions as well. Reprocessing of spent fuel rods is at its final phase and extracted plutonium is being weaponized. Experimental uranium enrichment has successfully been conducted to enter into completion phase. We are prepared for both dialogue and sanctions. [Resolution1874] [NK US policy]
  • Resolution 1874 (2009)
    Adopted by the Security Council at its 6141st meeting, on 12 June 2009 (full text) [test] [UNUS]
  • DPRK Foreign Ministry Declares Strong Counter- Measures against UNSC's "Resolution 1874"
    Pyongyang, June 13 (KCNA) -- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea issued the following statement Saturday in connection with the fact that at the instigation of the U.S., the United Nations Security Council has finally adopted a "resolution on sanctions" against the DPRK over its second nuclear test:
    On June 12, the United Nations Security Council, at the instigation of the U.S., has finally adopted a "resolution on sanctions" against the DPRK over its second nuclear test.
    This is yet another vile product of the U.S.-led offensive of international pressure aimed at undermining the DPRK's ideology and its system chosen by its people by disarming the DPRK and suffocating its economy.
    The U.S. and Japan, not content with this "resolution", are hatching dirty plots to add their own "sanctions" to the existing ones against the DPRK by framing up the fictional issues of "counterfeit money" and "drug trafficking".
    Upon authorization, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK strongly condemns and rejects the UNSC "resolution 1874" and declares that it will take the following countermeasures at this early phase of all-out confrontation with the U.S. in order to defend the national dignity and the country's sovereignty.
    First: The whole amount of the newly extracted plutonium will be weaponized. More than one third of the spent fuel rods has been reprocessed to date.
    Second: The process of uranium enrichment will be commenced. Pursuant to the decision to build its own light-water reactor, enough success has been made in developing uranium enrichment technology to provide nuclear fuel to allow the experimental procedure.
    Third: An attempted blockade of any kind by the U.S. and its followers will be regarded as an act of war and met with a decisive military response. [test] [Sanctions] [Toolkit] [NK US policy]

  • Second-Phase Actions for the Implementation of the Joint Statement
    Full text of joint document of the second session of the sixth round six-party talks
    October 04, 2007 A joint document, named the Second-Phase Actions for the Implementation of the Joint Statement, was released here Wednesday after a two-day recess of the second session of the sixth round of the six-party talks. The full text is as follows:….

  • Sixth Session of Second Phase of Six-party Talks Held
    Pyongyang, October 5 (KCNA) -- The sixth session of the second phase of the six-party talks was held in Beijing from Sept. 27 to 30. The session reviewed the implementation of February 13 agreement, the first-phase measure for the implementation of the September 19, 2005 joint statement for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and discussed the next-phase goals and commitments of the six parties before adopting a joint document. According to the joint document made public on October 3, the U.S. decided to take such political measures as delisting the DPRK as a terrorism sponsor and putting an end to the application of the Trading with the Enemy Act in return for the DPRK's neutralization of its nuclear facilities by the end of 2007 on the principle of "action for action" and the five parties decided to wind up the economic compensation equivalent to one million tons of heavy fuel oil whose supply has already started and is now underway under February 13 agreement.

    Agreement of 13 February 2007
    Initial Actions for the Implementation of the Joint Statement

  • Joint Statement of 19 September 2005

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