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A top United Nations official said that the DPRK’s launch of a long-range ballistic missile “was a reckless act and a clear violation of relevant Security Council resolutions.” UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 05 OCTOBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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RECENT - NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior, UN headquarter

05 OCTOBER 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Security Council
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Mohamed Khaled Khiari, Assistant Secretary-General for the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific, United Nations:
“The Secretary-General strongly condemns the DPRK’s launch of a long-range ballistic missile. This was a reckless act and a clear violation of relevant Security Council resolutions. This launch risks triggering a significant escalation of tensions in the region and beyond. It is of serious concern that the DPRK has again disregarded any consideration for international flight or maritime safety.”
4. Wide shot, Security Council
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Mohamed Khaled Khiari, Assistant Secretary-General for the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific, United Nations:
“While some states continue to rely on nuclear weapons in their security policies, nuclear weapons pose an existential threat to humanity. Their continued existence heightens the risk of unintended escalation or miscalculation. We must strengthen our efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons.”
6. Wide shot, Security Council
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Mohamed Khaled Khiari, Assistant Secretary-General for the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific, United Nations:
“The Secretary-General urges DPRK to reset the course to dialogue and build on previous diplomatic efforts. He reaffirms his commitment to working with all parties for sustainable peace and the complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”
8. Wide shot, Security Council
9. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Geng Shuang, Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations, People’s Republic of China:
“The Council’s resolution should fairly treat all the provisions rather than only focusing on the sanctions. Experiences have shown that sanctions are not something that can solve everything. If we only impose pressure, if we only are engaged in strong rhetoric, this will not help ease the situation, and this will only be misleading.”
10. Wide shot, Security Council
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Hwang Joon-kook, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Republic of Korea:
“Any attempt by the DPRK to justify its possession or the potential use of nuclear weapons will simply not be recognized by the international community under any circumstances. Mr. President, the DPRK is continuing to breach of its international obligations and must be held accountable.”
12. Wide shot, Security Council
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Ishikane Kimihiro, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Japan:
“We must not allow the current situation to become the new normal. Mr. President, this Council shall recall the unanimously adopted Security Council resolution 2329 (2017). That decision needs to be respected. This Council should be mindful that it is being tested and that its credibility is at stake. Silence is not an option.”
14. Wide shot, Security Council
15. Med shot, delegates walking to the stakeout
16. SOUNDBITE (English) Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, United States:
“The United States and those who have joined me at the podium today remain committed to diplomacy and continue to call on the DPRK to return to dialogue, but we will not stay silent as the DPRK works to undermine the global non-Proliferation regime and threaten the international community.”
17. Close up, cameraman
18. SOUNDBITE (English) Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, United States:
“We also recall the Council's decision in resolution 2397 referring to further significant measures. We call on member states to fully implement the relevant Security Council resolutions. Let us reaffirm that full implementation of the 1718 committee mandate is necessary to effectively slow down and restrict the DPRK’s weapons advancements.”
19. Wide shot, delegates leaving the stakeout

STORYLINE:

A top United Nations official said that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) launch of a long-range ballistic missile “was a reckless act and a clear violation of relevant Security Council resolutions.”

Addressing the Security Council today (5 Oct) after the DPRK tested a ballistic missile on 4 October, Assistant Secretary-General for Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific, Khaled Khiari, said, “This launch risks triggering a significant escalation of tensions in the region and beyond. It is of serious concern that the DPRK has again disregarded any consideration for international flight or maritime safety.”

Khiari said that the Secretary-General calls on the DPRK to immediately cease any further destabilizing acts and comply fully with its international obligations under relevant Security Council resolutions.

He also said that in addition to yesterday’s launch, the DPRK launched systems with the apparent characteristics of short-range ballistic missiles on 25 September, 28 September, 29 September, and 1 October.

The Assistant Secretary-General stated, “While some states continue to rely on nuclear weapons in their security policies, nuclear weapons pose an existential threat to humanity. Their continued existence heightens the risk of unintended escalation or miscalculation. We must strengthen our efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons.”

Khiari said that the Secretary-General urges DPRK to reset the course to dialogue and build on previous diplomatic efforts and reaffirms his commitment to working with all parties for sustainable peace and the complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Geng Shuang, Chinese Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations said, “The Council’s resolution should fairly treat all the provisions rather than only focusing on the sanctions. Experiences have shown that sanctions are not something that can solve everything. If we only impose pressure, if we only are engaged in strong rhetoric, this will not help ease the situation, and this will only be misleading.”

Also talking at the Security Council, Hwang Joon-kook, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, stated that any attempt by the DPRK to justify its possession or the potential use of nuclear weapons will simply not be recognized by the international community under any circumstances.

He added, “The DPRK is continuing to breach of its international obligations and must be held accountable.”

Ishikane Kimihiro, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations said, “We must not allow the current situation to become the new normal.”

He continued, “this Council shall recall the unanimously adopted Security Council resolution 2329 (2017). That decision needs to be respected. This Council should be mindful that it is being tested and that its credibility is at stake. Silence is not an option.”

At a stakeout following the Security Council, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, US Permanent Representative to the United Nations, delivered a joint statement on behalf of Albania, Brazil, France, India, Ireland, Japan, Norway, the Republic of Korea, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

She said, “The United States and those who have joined me at the podium today remain committed to diplomacy and continue to call on the DPRK to return to dialogue, but we will not stay silent as the DPRK works to undermine the global non-proliferation regime and threaten the international community.”

She added, “We also recall the Council's decision in resolution 2397 referring to further significant measures. We call on member states to fully implement the relevant Security Council resolutions. Let us reaffirm that full implementation of the 1718 committee mandate is necessary to effectively slow down and restrict the DPRK’s weapons advancements.”
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