Statement by Ambassador Susan E. Rice, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on North Korea, at the Security Council Stakeout

Susan E. Rice
United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations 
U.S. Mission to the United Nations 
New York, NY
April 5, 2009


Obviously today's action by North Korea constitutes a clear violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1718. My government has called this a provocative act, and we have been in consultation today with our allies in the region and other partners on the Security Council. This session today provides a valuable opportunity today to pursue those consultations and to work toward agreement on a strong collective action.



PRN: 2009/068