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  • U.S. Official on U.S. Envoy’s Trip to North Korea

    November 10, 2014 - SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL: Director Clapper just arrived back at McChord Joint Base in Washington state with Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller. He went with the sole purpose of bringing home the two remaining Americans who were in custody in North Korea. That was the only purpose of his trip.  

  • State Dept. on Release of 2 U.S. Citizens by North Korea

    November 8, 2014 - The Department of State welcomes the release of U.S. citizens Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller from the DPRK, where they have been held for two years and seven months, respectively. The safety and welfare of U.S. citizens abroad is the Department of State’s highest priority, and the United States has long called on DPRK authorities to release these individuals on humanitarian grounds.  

  • U.S. Policy Towards North Korea
    U.S. Policy Towards North Korea

    July 30, 2014 - Chairman Chabot, Representative Bera, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting my colleague Ambassador Robert King and me to testify today on U.S. policy toward the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). 

  • U.S. Policy on North Korean Human Rights
    U.S. Policy on North Korean Human Rights

    July 30, 2014 - Chairman Chabot, Congressman Bera, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to testify today on U.S. human rights policy in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK).  

  • Ambassador King on Human Rights Situation in North Korea
    Ambassador King on Human Rights Situation in North Korea

    March 18, 2014 - AMBASSADOR KING: Appreciate the opportunity to talk with you this afternoon. Last year was an important year in terms of North Korean human rights. Just a year ago this month, the UN Human ... 

  • Voices of North Korea
    Voices of North Korea

    March 15, 2014 - The United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in North Korea brought to light the deplorable situation inside North Korea. The Commission’s excellent report gives us all the opportunity to hear and read the harrowing testimony of North Korean witnesses to the deeply disturbing crimes committed by the regime against its own people.  

  • Release of the Final Report of the UN Commission of Inquiry into the Human Rights Situation in the D.P.R.K.
    Press Statement by the U.S. Department of State on Release of the Final Report of the UN Commission of Inquiry into the Human Rights Situation in the D.P.R.K.

    February 17, 2014 - We strongly welcome and support the final report released by the UN Human Rights Council Commission of Inquiry (COI) on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (D.P.R.K.), which provides compelling evidence of widespread, systematic, and grave human rights violations by the D.P.R.K.... 

  • Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on Designations by the DPRK (1718) Sanctions Committee
    Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on Designations by the DPRK (1718) Sanctions Committee

    May 2, 2012 - The United States welcomes today's action by the Security Council's DPRK (1718) Sanctions Committee to impose new sanctions on North Korea and tighten enforcement of existing sanctions.  

  • Fact Sheet: DPRK (1718) Sanctions Committee Actions in Response to Rocket Launch

    May 2, 2012 - On April 16, 2012, the Security Council adopted a Presidential Statement (PRST) to condemn North Korea's recent launch using ballistic missile technology. In that PRST, the Security Council directed the DPRK Sanctions Committee ("1718 Committee") to impose new sanctions and tighten enforcement of existing sanctions on North Korea. On May 2, the Sanctions Committee announced a package of new measures to implement this PRST.  

  • Remarks by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, at the Security Council Stakeout
    Remarks by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations, at the Security Council Stakeout

    May 2, 2012 - I’d like to make a couple comments on another development. This morning, as you may know, the 1718 Committee—the North Korea Sanctions Committee—has reached agreement on a new set of sanctions against North Korea as a consequence of their missile ... 

  • U.N. Security Council Presidential Statement on North Korea
    U.N. Security Council Presidential Statement on North Korea

    April 16, 2012 - The following is issued in the United States’ capacity as president of the Security Council. This month Ambassador Susan Rice holds the president’s chair of the U.N. Security Council.  

  • Remarks by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the Security Council Stakeout, April 16, 2012
    Remarks by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, at the Security Council Stakeout, April 16, 2012

    April 16, 2012- Ambassador Rice: Good morning, everyone. Today the UN Security Council adopted a Presidential Statement that "strongly condemns" North Korea's recent attempt to launch a satellite using ballistic missile technology. 

  • Statement by the Press Secretary on North Korea’s Missile Launch
    Statement by the Press Secretary on North Korea’s Missile Launch

    April 12, 2012 - Despite the failure of its attempted missile launch, North Korea’s provocative action threatens regional security, violates international law and contravenes its own recent commitments. While this action is not surprising given North Korea’s pattern of aggressive behavior, any missile activity by North Korea is of concern to the international community. The United States remains vigilant in the face of North Korean provocations, and is fully committed to the security our allies in the region.  

  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Delivers the Forrestal Lecture at the Naval Academy
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Delivers the Forrestal Lecture at the Naval Academy

    April 10, 2012 - SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much. Thanks for that warm introduction, Zach. Thank you Jordan, who will be helping to moderate the questions at the end of my remarks. Vice Admiral Miller and Captain Clark, thank you for the very warm welcome that you have given me. 

  • Statement By Victoria Nuland, Spokesperson on North Korean Announcement of Missile Launch
    Statement By Victoria Nuland, Spokesperson on North Korean Announcement of Missile Launch

    March 16, 2012 - North Korea’s announcement that it plans to conduct a missile launch in direct violation of its international obligations is highly provocative. UN Security Council Resolutions 1718 and 1874 clearly and unequivocally prohibit North Korea from conducting launches that use ballistic missile technology. 

  • Ambassador Davies' Remarks to the Press at the MOFAT
    Ambassador Davies' Remarks to the Press at the MOFAT

    February 25, 2012 - SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE GLYN DAVIES: Sung Nam, thank you very much for hosting me here at the Foreign Ministry today. It is always a pleasure to come to Seoul, and I am happy that I was able to come here just eight weeks after my last visit. Of course, it has been a very dramatic couple of months, has it not, since I was last here in December of last year. 

  • Ambassador Davies' Remarks at Arrival at Gimpo Airport
    Ambassador Davies' Remarks at Arrival at Gimpo Airport

    February 25, 2012 - AMBASSADOR DAVIES: Let me just say what a pleasure it is to be back in Seoul. I wanted to come to the Republic of Korea directly from Beijing in order to consult with our colleagues in the ROK Government; discuss the results of our meetings in Beijing with the DPRK delegation... 

  • Statement by Secretary Clinton on the Passing of National Defense Commission Chairman Kim Jong Il 
    Statement by Secretary Clinton on the Passing of National Defense Commission Chairman Kim Jong Il 

    December 19, 2011 - With the passing of National Defense Commission Chairman Kim Jong Il, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is now in a period of national mourning. We are deeply concerned with the well being of the North Korean people and our thoughts and prayers are with them during these difficult times. 

  • Secretary Clinton's Remarks With Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba After Their Meeting
    Secretary Clinton's Remarks With Japanese Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba After Their Meeting

    December 19, 2011 - SECRETARY CLINTON: Good afternoon, everyone. And it’s an honor for me to welcome Foreign Minister Gemba to the State Department on his first official visit to Washington. He and I have closely consulted both by phone and in person several places, but it’s a real pleasure to have you here. Japan and the United States share a strong and vibrant partnership. Our alliance helps safeguard regional security and is the cornerstone of U.S. strategic engagement throughout the Asia Pacific.  

  • Conclusion of Meetings with The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)

    July 29, 2011 - Following the first round of denuclearization talks between the nuclear negotiators of the Republic of Korea and the DPRK, the United States invited North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-Gwan to New York. 

  • Meetings with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)

    July 28, 2011 - Special Representative for North Korea Policy Stephen Bosworth and a U.S. interagency delegation met today with First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-Gwan and the DPRK delegation at the United States Mission to the United Nations in New York. 

  • Statement by Secretary Clinton - Secretary of State Hilllary R. Clinton
    Statement by Secretary Clinton - Visit of North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kae-gwan to New York

    July 24, 2011 - I had a very productive trilateral meeting yesterday with Foreign Minister Kim of the Republic of Korea and Foreign Minister Matsumoto of Japan. We had a chance to consult and coordinate our diplomatic efforts and approaches with North Korea. 

  • Implementation of the North Korean Human Rights Act
    Implementation of the North Korean Human Rights Act

    June 2, 2011 - Chairman Ros-Lehtinen, Representative Berman, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to testify today on the implementation of the North Korean Human Rights Act. The United States remains committed to a denuclearized North Korea that respects the rights of its citizens.  

  • Ambassador King’s Remarks Upon Arrival in China
    Ambassador King’s Remarks Upon Arrival in China

    May 28, 2011 - AMBASSADOR KING: We just arrived from Pyongyang. We are very happy to report that Mr. Jun, the American citizen who was being held in Pyongyang, has been released. We are also delighted that within a day or two that he will be able to be back with his wife and family. 

  • Executive Order and Letter from the President
    Executive Order and Letter from the President

    April 18, 2011 - Prohibiting Certain Transactions with Respect to North Korea 

  • U.S. Policy Toward North Korea
    U.S. Policy Toward North Korea

    March 1, 2011 - Chairman Kerry, Senator Lugar, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to testify today on North Korea, one of our most enduring foreign policy challenges.  

  • Breaking the Cycle of North Korean Provocations
    Breaking the Cycle of North Korean Provocations

    March 1, 2011 - Chairman Kerry, Senator Lugar, and Members of the Committee, thank you for inviting me to testify today on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The North Korea issue is one of the most important foreign policy challenges of our time. North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile program and proliferation activity pose an acute threat to a region of enormous economic vitality as well as to our global nonproliferation efforts and to our security interests more generally. 

  • North Korea’s Activities at “Center” of U.S.-China Relationship
    North Korea’s Activities at “Center” of U.S.-China Relationship

    March 1, 2011 - Washington — Senior State Department officials say China and the United States share the goal of eliminating nuclear weapons from the Korean Peninsula and that both countries will need to work together and with partners in East Asia to resolve North Korea’s status as a nuclear weapons state. 

  • U.S., Japan, South Korea to Discuss North Korean Actions
    U.S., Japan, South Korea to Discuss North Korean Actions

    December 1, 2010 - Washington — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will host the foreign ministers of South Korea and Japan in Washington for discussions concerning recent North Korean activities and their impact on regional security, says Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Philip J. Crowley. 

  • Remarks on North Korea
    Remarks on North Korea

    December 1, 2010 - Ambassador Rice (Nov. 29): "Good afternoon. We’ve been discussing North Korea in the Security Council this morning and I’d like to make a brief statement on that. 

  • U.N. Sanctions Against North Korea Should Be Tightened
    U.N. Sanctions Against North Korea Should Be Tightened

    November 29, 2010 - Washington — The Obama administration called on the United Nations Security Council to tighten the enforcement of U.N. sanctions against North Korea following recent reports that Pyongyang has acquired centrifuges capable of enriching uranium to make nuclear weapons,.. 

  • North Korea Needs to Hear Unified Condemnation of Attack
    North Korea Needs to Hear Unified Condemnation of Attack

    November 24, 2010 - Washington — The Obama administration says China and other countries need to join the United States in sending “a clear, direct, unified message” to North Korea’s leadership that provocations such as the November 23 artillery attack on the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong are “unwarranted, unhelpful and should cease,” according to State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley. 

  • Statement on North Korea by Stephen W. Bosworth

    November 24, 2010 - The United States stands in solidarity with our South Korean allies and the international community in condemnation of North Korea’s artillery attack against the island of Yeongpyong on November 23. The United States calls upon the DPRK to cease its provocative and irresponsible actions against its neighbors, fully abide by the terms of the Armistice, and adhere to its international obligations. 

  • Readout of the President's Meeting with his National Security Team on the Situation on the Korean Peninsula
    Readout of the President's Meeting with his National Security Team on the Situation on the Korean Peninsula

    November 23, 2010 - Upon his return to the White House, President Obama attended a meeting of his senior national security team on the situation on the Korean peninsula. 

  • U.S. Condemns “Outrageous” North Korean Attack
    U.S. Condemns “Outrageous” North Korean Attack

    November 23, 2010 - Washington — North Korea’s artillery attack on a South Korean island is an outrageous act, and the United States is working with other countries in the region to develop a “measured and unified response,” U.S. officials said. 

  • Statement by the Press Secretary on North Korean Shelling of South Korean

    November 23, 2010 - Earlier today North Korea conducted an artillery attack against the South Korean island of Yeonpyeong. We are in close and continuing contact with our Korean allies.. 

  • North Korean Enrichment Would Violate Commitments, U.S. Says
    North Korean Enrichment Would Violate Commitments, U.S. Says

    Washington – If true, North Korea’s claim to have centrifuges for the production of enriched uranium would violate that country’s claims that it is committed to eliminating nuclear weapons and would reinforce longstanding international concerns over its nuclear activities, U.S. officials say. More >> Ambassador Bosworth's Remarks Following Meeting with Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan »

  • Executive Order Targeting North Korea’s Proliferation Activities
    Executive Order Targeting North Korea’s Proliferation Activities

    August 30, 2010 - Today President Obama issued an Executive Order freezing the assets of certain persons with respect to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea). This new Order expands the scope of the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13466 of June 26, 2008 and takes additional steps to address that national emergency. In the new ...  

  • Assistant Secretary Crowley on Release of Gomes
    Assistant Secretary Crowley on Release of Gomes

    August 26, 2010 - We welcome the release of Aijalon Mahli Gomes and are relieved that he will soon be safely reunited with his family. We appreciate former President Carter’s humanitarian effort and welcome North Korea’s decision to grant Mr. Gomes special amnesty and allow him to return to the United States. We also want to express our gratitude to the Swedish...  

  • Iran, North Korea Criticized for Violating Nuclear Commitments
    Iran, North Korea Criticized for Violating Nuclear Commitments

    May 4, 2010 - Washington — Countries at the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference in New York must use the monthlong gathering not only to strengthen efforts toward disarmament and expanded use of peaceful nuclear energy, but also to send a strong message to violators such as Iran and North Korea that “they will pay a high price for ... 

  • Nuclear Security Summit
    Nuclear Security Summit

    April 6, 2010 - On April 12-13, President Obama will host a summit aimed at enhancing international cooperation to prevent nuclear terrorism, a danger he calls the most immediate and extreme threat to global security. 

 

 

 

 

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