UN / THOMAS-GREENFIELD

31-May-2022 00:03:20
The United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said that “in the 21st century, we need to respond to 21st-century threats and deploy 21st-century tools.” UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / THOMAS-GREENFIELD
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LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 31 MAY 2022, NEW YORK CITY / FILE
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FILE – NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, United Nations Headquarters

31 MAY 2022, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Thomas-Greenfield walking to the Stakeout
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, United States:
“Digital technologies are already reshaping international peace and security, and all of us must do our part to ensure these technologies serve as a force for positive change and not have to misuse to perpetrate human rights abuses, fuel hatred, and exacerbate conflict to effectively maintain peace and security. In the 21st century, we need to respond to 21st-century threats and deploy 21st-century tools. And we are committed to do exactly that in the months to years to come.”

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4. Close up, hands typing

31 MAY 2022, NEW YORK CITY

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, United States:
“We held an important vote last week, where the United States introduced a resolution to hold the DPRK accountable for his continued unlawful ballistic missile launches that violate multiple, multiple Security Council resolutions, and as you saw - and we were not surprised to see - China and Russia both choose to veto that resolution. This was an unthinkable abdication of their responsibilities to the council and to protecting international peace and security.”

FILE – NEW YORK CITY

6. Close up, camera

31 MAY 2022, NEW YORK CITY

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, United States:
“We have been clear from day one that we will provide Ukraine with weapons to defend itself from Russian aggression to defend itself inside its borders to fight against Russia. We're not providing any weapons that will allow the Ukrainians to attack Russia from inside of Ukraine, and President Biden has been very clear on that, that we're not going to become a party to the war, but we will support Ukraine's efforts to defend his own sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

FILE – NEW YORK CITY

8. Close up, hands writing

31 MAY 2022, NEW YORK CITY

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, United States:
“We are supportive of all efforts that will allow for Ukrainian wheat to get out into the open market. There are 84 Ukrainian ships that have been blocked in the Black Sea. There are other ships that are waiting to get in to get access to Ukrainian grain to get out. I'm told that there is about 25 million tons of grain that is available to be transported and provided to humanitarian programs as well as to those who are dependent on Ukrainian wheat.”

FILE – NEW YORK CITY

10. Close up, hands typing

31 MAY 2022, NEW YORK CITY

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, United States:
“The decision to send Rebeca Grynspan to both Russia and now in the US is one that we hope will lead to some encouragement of companies who are holding back on shipping of Russian grain and fertilizer, as you know that these are not being sanctioned.”

FILE – NEW YORK CITY

12. Close up, hands writing

31 MAY 2022, NEW YORK CITY

13. SOUNDBITE (English) Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, United States:
“But I will say: Russia is able to get his oil out, and that's sanctioned. They should be able to get their grain out that's not sanctioned.”
14. Wide shot, Thomas-Greenfield leaving the stakeout
STORYLINE
The United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said that “in the 21st century, we need to respond to 21st-century threats and deploy 21st-century tools.”

Speaking to reporters in New York today (31 May) at the end of her country’s presidency of the Security Council, the US ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said that digital technologies are “already reshaping international peace and security, and all of us must do our part to ensure these technologies serve as a force for positive change and not have to misuse to perpetrate human rights abuses, fuel hatred, and exacerbate conflict to effectively maintain peace and security.”

On the Security Council’s failed adoption of the US-introduced resolution imposing new sanctions on the DPRK, the US ambassador said, “we were not surprised to see China and Russia both choose to veto that resolution. This was an unthinkable abdication of their responsibilities to the council and to protecting international peace and security.”

Asked about the position of the US administration concerning the weapons to Ukraine, Thomas-Greenfield said, “We have been clear from day one that we will provide Ukraine with weapons to defend itself from Russian aggression to defend itself inside its borders, to fight against Russia.”

She highlighted, “We're not providing any weapons that will allow the Ukrainians to attack Russia from inside of Ukraine.”

“We're not going to become a party to the war,” she stressed, “but we will support Ukraine's efforts to defend his own sovereignty and territorial integrity.”

Asked about the demining of the black seaports, Thomas-Greenfield said, “We are supportive of all efforts that will allow for Ukrainian wheat to get out into the open market.”

According to the US ambassador, “There are 84 Ukrainian ships that have been blocked in the Black Sea. There are other ships that are waiting to get in to get access to Ukrainian grain to get out.”

She added, “I'm told that there is about 25 million tons of grain that is available to be transported and provided to humanitarian programs as well as to those who are dependent on Ukrainian wheat.”

Asked about the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Rebeca Grynspan, in DC today for talks with the US administration, Thomas-Greenfield said, “the decision to send Rebeca Grynspan to both Russia and now in the US is one that we hope will lead to some encouragement of companies who are holding back on shipping of Russian grain and fertilizer, as you know that these are not being sanctioned.”

“Russia is able to get his oil out, and that's sanctioned. They should be able to get their grain out that's not sanctioned,” she concluded.
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