Remarks at a UN Security Council Press Stakeout on Nonproliferation and the DPRK

Ambassador Kelly Craft
Permanent Representative
U.S. Mission to the United Nations
New York, New York
December 11, 2019


Hi, good afternoon. How are you all, good?

For many, the December holiday season is a time of peace. And peace is ultimately what we are here today with this Council meeting. Yet, while the United States has sought to engage in robust diplomacy with the DPRK, we have seen deeply troubling signs that what they are headed in a different direction.

Let me be clear, we have not asked North Korea to do everything, before we do anything. We are prepared to be flexible, but we cannot solve this problem alone. The DPRK must to do its part and it must avoid provocations. It must engage in this process. Peace is a better way, and peace can only be achieved by doing this together.

Today, I trust that the Council will speak with one voice in declaring its unified vision. A vision of genuine and lasting peace for the Korean Peninsula, for the region and indeed for the world.

Thank you all very much.

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Ambassador Craft: You know, human rights is everyday for me. Thank you.