UN / DPRK SANCTIONS

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Reiterating its condemnation of a December 2012 missile launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations Security Council today (22 January) more sharply targeted sanctions on that country, while again demanding an end to its nuclear and ballistic tests.  UNTV

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DATELINE: 22 JANUARY 2013, NEW YORK

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FILE – 2011, UNITED NATIONS HEADQUARTERS, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations Headquarters

22 JANUARY 2013, NEW YORK

2. Wide shot, Security Council Chamber
3. Cutaway, delegates
4. SOUND –UP (English) Ambassador Masood Khan, President of the Security Council for the month of January and Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations:
“Will those in favour of the draft resolution contained in document S/2013/41 please raise their hand.”
5. Pan left, council members voting
6. SOUND –UP (English) Ambassador Masood Khan, President of the Security Council for the month of January and Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations:
“The result of the voting is as follows. The draft resolution received 15 votes in favour. The draft resolution has been adopted unanimously as resolution 2087/2013.”
7. Wide shot, Security Council
8. Wide shot, US Ambassador Susan Rice approaches microphone
9. Cutaway, journalist taking notes
10. SOUNDBITE (English) Ambassador Susan Rice, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations:
“What is important is that today’s outcome reflects the unity of the Council, the continued credibility of this Council, and indeed it is an unusual step if not an unprecedented step for this Council to respond to yet another missile launch with a resolution. We think it’s not only important in form but very significant in its substance.”
11. Wide shot, Chinese Ambassador Li Baodong approaches microphone
12. Cutaway, journalist taking notes
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Ambassador Li Baodong, Permanent Representative of china to the United Nations:
“The message is powerful, strong, clear from this resolution. That is all stakeholders should work together to talk to each other, to address their concerns through consultations, to have an early resumption of the six party talks. So we believe that the situation on the Korean Peninsula is at crossroads.”
14. Wide shot, South Korean Ambassador Kim Sook approaches microphone
15. Cutaway, journalist taking notes
16. Wide shot, Ambassador Kim Sook approaches microphone
17. SOUNDBITE (English) Ambassador Kim Sook, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea:
“Beyond what has been captured in the resolution in today’s resolution I’d like to also highlight that North Korea must live up to the call of the international community and make a significant contribution to the stability and security of the Korean Peninsula and North east Asia and take care of its people, and also becoming a responsible member of the international community.”
18. Cutaway, journalist taking notes
19. Wide shot, South Korean Ambassador

STORYLINE:

Reiterating its condemnation of a December 2012 missile launch by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), the United Nations Security Council today (22 January) more sharply targeted sanctions on that country, while again demanding an end to its nuclear and ballistic tests.
Among those named as targets of the travel ban and asset freeze of the sanctions regime are officials of the country’s missile launch facility and the satellite control centre, as well as a banking official involved in the construction of the missile, as listed in annexes to resolution 2087 (2013), adopted unanimously today by the 15-member body. Companies and committees involved in the launch are also named as subjects to the asset freeze.
Through the text, the Council also called on Member States to exercise “enhanced vigilance” in preventing the transfer of funds related to the DPRK’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles programs.
It directed the UN sanctions committee dealing with DPRK to issue notices when vessel operators refuse to undergo inspection for cargo being imported into the country for those activities, and specified how States may dispose of embargoed items when they are confiscated, among other clarifications.
Following the vote United States Ambassador Susan Rice told journalists that today’s outcome reflected the unity of the Council, as well as the continued credibility of that organ.

Rice stressed that it was an “unprecedented step” for the Council to respond to another missile launch with a resolution. She said that, “We think it’s not only important in form but very significant in its substance”.

China’s Ambassador Li Baodong saying that the resolution’s message was powerful, and clear, and that all stakeholders should have an early resumption of the six party talks added, “We believe that the situation on the Korean Peninsula is at crossroads”.

The Republic of Korea’s Ambassador Kim Sook said that North Korea must live up to the call of the international community and make a significant contribution to the stability and security of the Korean Peninsula and northeast Asia while taking care of its people, “and also becoming a responsible member of the international community”.

In the 12 December missile launch, a long-range Unha-3 rocket was reportedly launched from a site on the DPRK’s west coast. According to media reports, it soared over Okinawa, Japan, dropping debris into the sea off the Korean Peninsula, the East China Sea and waters near the Philippines.
In a condemnation issued immediately afterward, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the test was all the more regrettable because it defied a unified and strong call from the international community, beside being a clear violation of Council resolution 1874 (2009), in which the Council demanded that the DPRK not conduct any launch using ballistic missile technology.
That resolution imposed additional sanctions on DPRK after previous demands that the country not conduct any further nuclear or missile tests went unheeded.
Through today’s text, the Council deplored violations of the sanctions, which were first imposed by resolution 1718 in 2006, and directed the committee to take appropriate action on reported evasions.
At the same time, it reaffirmed its desire for a peaceful, diplomatic solution to the situation and called for the resumption of the so-called Six Party Talks on the matter.
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