UN / DPRK

16-May-2017 00:02:21
United States Ambassador Nikki Haley told reporters that her government is “willing to talk” with North Korea, “but not until we see a total stop of the nuclear process and of any test there.” UNIFEED
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 16 MAY 2017, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

16 MAY 2017, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Japan Ambassador, US Ambassador Nikki Haley and France Ambassador Alexis Lamek walk in
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Nikki Haley, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations:
“This is a true threat to every country in the world and what you have is a leader who is paranoid, he thinks that we are trying to have regime change, he thinks there is people trying to assassinate him, we are not trying to do any of those things. What we are saying is, for peace on the Korean Peninsula, he has to stop this testing, he has to stop any nuclear programme that he has. The United States, we are willing to talk, but not until we see a total stop of the nuclear process and of any test there.”
4. Wide shot, Cho, Haley and Bessho
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Nikki Haley, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations:
“Russia should be extremely concerned at the fact that they came within 60 miles of their border. We have often been concerned about South Korea and Japan. We will continue to have their backs. We are going to continue all of our military exercises with South Korea because we think it’s important in order to protect them. We are going to continue to have the back of Japan, because we think that’s important, but we are trying to also have the backs of the region.”
6. Wide shot, Cho, Haley and Bessho
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Nikki Haley, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations:
“When we are talking about sanctions, are these countries putting these sanctions into effect? Are these countries actually following through on the sanction they are supposed to? We want to look at the current sanctions in place and we want to look at strengthening the sanctions. And the United States is not past looking at third country entities who are helping North Korea and putting sanctions on them; because if you are supporting North Korea, you are against the rest of the international community.”
8. Med shot, Ambassador Bessho walks up to the microphone
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Koro Bessho, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations:
“We need to put further pressure on North Korea to make them feel that they have to change the course. Lot of people say, well, we’ve been going through this, so there needs to be some change. Well, the change has to come from North Korea, not us.”
6. Wide shot, Cho, Haley and Bessho
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Cho Tae-yul, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations:
“President Moon, our new president, made it clear that he will resolutely respond to whatever provocation by North Korea, and that a dialogue is possible only if and when there is a change in North Korea’s behaviour.”
8. Wide shot, Ambassadors walk away
STORYLINE
Ambassadors from the United States, Japan and South Korea today (16 May) jointly addressed journalists showing a united on dealing with North Korea’s continued missile testing and nuclear programme.

Ambassador Nikki Haley from the United States said “this is a true threat to every country in the world.”

Haley said “what you have is a leader who is paranoid; he thinks that we are trying to have regime change, he thinks there is people trying to assassinate him, we are not trying to do any of those things. What we are saying is, for peace on the Korean Peninsula, he has to stop this testing, he has to stop any nuclear programme that he has.”

She stressed that the US government, is “willing to talk, but not until we see a total stop of the nuclear process and of any test there.”

The US Ambassador said “Russia should be extremely concerned at the fact that they came within 60 miles of their border,” adding that “we are going to continue all of our military exercises with South Korea because we think it’s important in order to protect them. We are going to continue to have the back of Japan, because we think that’s important, but we are trying to also have the backs of the region.”

On sanctions, she said “we want to look at the current sanctions in place and we want to look at strengthening the sanctions. And the United States is not past looking at third country entities who are helping North Korea and putting sanctions on them; because if you are supporting North Korea, you are against the rest of the international community.”

Ambassador Koro Bessho of Japan said “we need to put further pressure on North Korea to make them feel that they have to change the course. Lot of people say, well, we’ve been going through this, so there needs to be some change. Well, the change has to come from North Korea, not us.”

For his part, Ambassador Cho Tae-yul of the Republic of Korea said “President Moon, our new president, made it clear that he will resolutely respond to whatever provocation by North Korea, and that a dialogue is possible only if and when there is a change in North Korea’s behaviour.”

The DPRK reportedly fired a missile on Sunday from a base in the north-west DPRK, near the border with China.
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