13 October 2008
Secretary-General
SG/SM/11862
DC/3134

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

SECRETARY-GENERAL WELCOMES AGREEMENT TOWARDS DENUCLEARIZATION OF KOREAN PENINSULA


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:


The Secretary-General welcomes the agreement between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea on denuclearization verification measures, allowing for the resumption of the six-party process and related activities.  This is another step towards a verifiable non-nuclear Korean peninsula.


The Secretary-General urges all the participants of the talks to redouble their efforts to meet their respective obligations and to complete the “disablement phase” as soon as possible.  The Secretary-General remains fully supportive of this process.


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