UN / DPRK SANCTIONS

07-Mar-2013 00:02:32
The Security Council today (7 March) unanimously approved a new resolution condemning “in the strongest terms” the 12 February nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and imposing new sanctions. UNTV
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STORY: UN / DPRK SANCTIONS
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SOURCE: UNTV
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DATELINE: 7 MARCH 2013, NEW YORK CITY
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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

7 MARCH 2013, NEW YORK CITY

2. Various shots, Security Council vote
3. Wide shot, Ambassador Rice of the United States walks up to the stakeout position
4. Med shot, reporters
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Susan Rice, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations:
“Today, the Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2094, strongly condemning North Korea’s highly provocative February 12 nuclear test and imposing significant new sanctions under chapter seven of the UN Charter. The strength, breadth, and severity of these sanctions will raise the cost to North Korea of its illicit nuclear programme.”
6. Med shot, reporters
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Susan Rice, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations:
“Taken together, these sanctions will bite, and bite hard. They increase North Korea’s isolation and raise the cost to North Korea’s leaders of defying the international community. The entire world stands united in our commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and in our demands that North Korea comply with its international obligations.”
8. Med shot, reporters
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Li Baodong, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations:
“The priority now is to diffuse tensions, bring down the heat, focus on the diplomatic track; bring the situation back on the track of diplomacy, negotiations and consultations.”
10. Wide shot, Ambassador Kim Sook of the Republic of Korea at the podium
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Kim Sook, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations:
“North Korea will pay a dear price for its illicit activities and wrongdoings. It is also deplorable that Pyongyang has made as series of inflammatory statements directed at the Republic of Korea and other UN Member States. It threatens to nullify the armistice agreement and to turn their enemies into a saw called sea of flames, claiming the right to a pre-emptive nuclear strike.”
12. Med shot, cameras
STORYLINE
The Security Council today (7 March) unanimously approved a new resolution condemning “in the strongest terms” the 12 February nuclear test conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, and imposing new sanctions.

Outside the Council, Ambassador Susan Rice of the United States told reporters that “the strength, breadth, and severity of these sanctions will raise the cost to North Korea of its illicit nuclear programme.”

Rice said the sanctions included in the resolution, drafted by the US and China, “will bite, and bite hard” as they “increase North Korea’s isolation and raise the cost to North Korea’s leaders of defying the international community.”

She added that “the entire world stands united in our commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and in our demands that North Korea comply with its international obligations.”

Ambassador Li Baodong of China said “the priority now is to diffuse tensions, bring down the heat, focus on the diplomatic track; bring the situation back on the track of diplomacy, negotiations and consultations.”

For his part, Ambassador Kim Sook of the Republic of Korea said “North Korea will pay a dear price for its illicit activities and wrongdoings.”

He also said it was “deplorable” that Pyongyang had issued “a series of inflammatory statements directed at the Republic of Korea and other UN Member States” which threaten to “nullify the armistice agreement and to turn their enemies into a saw called sea of flames, claiming the right to a pre-emptive nuclear strike.

The latest test, which was confirmed by seismic evidence picked up by the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization’s (CTBTO) monitoring stations, was in violation of sanctions imposed on DPRK by the Council following nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009, including a ban on the import of nuclear and missile technology.

The sanctions had been further tightened last month in a unanimous decision by the Council after DPRK reportedly launched a long-range Unha-3 rocket from its west coast in December 2012.
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