1995 Review and Extension Conference
of the Parties to the Treaty on the
Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
9 May 1995
New York, 17 April-12 May 1995
LETTER DATED 9 MAY 1995 FROM THE PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE
OF THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA ADDRESSED TO
THE PRESIDENT OF THE 1995 REVIEW AND EXTENSION CONFERENCE
OF THE PARTIES TO THE TREATY ON THE NON-PROLIFERATION OF
With regard to my delegation's attendance at the 1995 Review and Extension Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, I have the honour to remind you that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea has a special status in the Treaty.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, taking into consideration the Democratic People's Republic of Korea-United States of America agreed framework, dispatched to the Conference a delegation which made every effort to fulfil its responsibilities, expecting that the Conference would strengthen in good faith the non-proliferation regime and contribute to world peace and security.
However, the document drafted at the Conference meetings unreasonably represents the nuclear issue of the Korean peninsula according to outdated prejudices, ignoring the realities.
All these show that certain countries are using the Conference against my country, as they are only interested not in settling but in further complicating the nuclear issue of the Korean peninsula by disregarding and crippling the Democratic People's Republic of Korea-United States agreed framework which is aimed at fair resolution of it.
In these circumstances, I, upon authorization, inform you that the delegation of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea will not participate in adopting decisions or documents at the Conference.
I will be grateful if my delegation's absence from these actions could be duly recorded and this letter could be made available to all the participants of the Conference.
(Signed) PAK Gil Yon Ambassador