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09STATE86627 2009-08-19 22:20:00 UNCLASSIFIED Secretary of State
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GUIDANCE FOR RESPONDING TO DPRK SANCTIONS

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SUBJECT: GUIDANCE FOR RESPONDING TO DPRK SANCTIONS
COMMITTEE CHAIR'S 90-DAY REPORT TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL



1. USUN may draw from the talking points in paragraph 3 to
respond to the 1718 briefing on August 20 in the Security
Council.



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BACKGROUND


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2. Pursuant to paragraph 12 of resolution 1718 (2006), the
Chairman (Fazli Corman, Turkey, Acting Chairman) of the
Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution
1718 (2006) will provide on August 20 his next interim report
to the Security Council outlining Committee activities over
the past 90 days. This briefing presents an opportunity to
recognize the fine work of the committee and to outline key
challenges ahead.



3. Begin Talking Points:

-- I would like to thank the Chair for his report and
excellent work. Under his leadership during the last two
months, the Committee has achieved much in a short period of
time.

-- I would also like to express appreciation for the
excellent cooperation we have enjoyed in the Committee. I am
pleased that the Committee has been able to continue acting
in the spirit of consensus and unity of purpose that led to
the adoption of resolution 1874.

-- Indeed, many countries across the globe are working
together in an unprecedented effort to ensure full and robust
implementation of this resolution as well as its predecessor,
resolution 1718. The United States Coordinator for 1874
Implementation, Ambassador Phil Goldberg, has now traveled to
five countries for consultations and will visit two more this
week. After these meetings, he has reported a significant
degree of consensus on the need for robust implementation of
this resolution.

-- In particular, we note the degree to which countries are
seeking to introduce new standards of transparency in all
their dealings with North Korea. We welcome this
development, which will be helpful in detecting possible
violations.

-- We regard the 1718 Committee's activities as an essential
component of this global effort. We applaud the Committee
for adopting an ambitious program of work to guide its
endeavors in the year to come.

-- We were pleased with the Committee,s decision in July to
list for sanctions several entities, individuals, and items
that met the criteria for designation pursuant to UN Security
Council Resolutions 1718 and 1874. We support and look
forward to Committee action to list additional entities,
individuals, and items involved in North Korea's
proliferation efforts.

-- The Committee's future work must now be proactive and
sustained.

-- The United States encourages the Committee to be
particularly active in responding to reports of
non-compliance. The Committee will need to respond swiftly
and effectively to sanctions violations.

-- The United States also welcomes the Secretary-General's
appointment of an exceptionally talented and well-qualified
Panel of Experts. We recognize that due to delays in its
establishment the Panel may not be able to provide a
comprehensive and detailed report, including recommendations
for improving implementation, within the timeframe set out in
resolution 1874. We therefore hope that the panel will
provide us with additional information and recommendations as
soon as possible after the deadline.

-- In conclusion, I would encourage the Council to keep in
mind the ultimate goal of all these efforts: the return to a
diplomatic process that will lead to the realization of the
goal of the September 2005 Joint Statement: the verifiable
denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in a peaceful
manner. Continued implementation of these resolutions
demonstrates that the will of the Security Council cannot be
ignored and the only viable path forward for North Korea is
through a return to denuclearization through peaceful
dialogue.

End Talking Points
CLINTON