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he will for his service and for the council for the month of august. i am sure i speak for all members of the council and expecting this investor to the letter and a delegation for the great amount of skill with which -- the provisional agenda for this for the republic of korea. the agenda is adopted. iccordance with rule 37, invite the representative of their public of career to participate in this meeting. it is so decided.
rule 39 on the council probationary decision, i invite mr. jeffrey and secretary general for political affairs to participate in this meeting. -- this isy council an new agenda. floor to this gentleman. >> mr. president, members of the security council, in a statement by the official news agency on december 2017, the democratic people's public of korea announced that it had successfully conducted a
successful nuclear explosion test. hasharacterized the event perfect success in the test of a hydrogen bomb entering the cap -- intercontinental ballistic missile. the dprk further says that it also marked a very significant occasion in obtaining the final goal of completing the state nuclear force,". this is said that the monitoring stations have picked up an unusual seismic event in the area for the previous nuclear test. eventta indicated the measured by 6.0 magnitude. governmental sources measured a yield as high as 6.3. case, it is evident that
the yield of the device was larger than any previous nuclear test. the estimated a young 2050 and 100 kilotons or on average, or than five times more powerful than the 11 detonated over hiroshima and at the low end of the yield of the modern thermonuclear weapon. second smaller seismic event at the location of the test site a .5 minutes. they claimed to be a hydrogen bomb. this was in front of a payload bearing intercontinental posted missile.
the article stated the hydrogen bomb was a multifunctional thermonuclear nuke with great distractive power which can be detonated at even high altitudes for superpowerful emp attack,". for was a rare reference the electromagnetic pulse which triggered by a nuclear weapon would aim for widespread damage and disruption to electricity grid and sensitive electronics is the dprk. this is in less than a week. the 10th time the security council has met to discuss the dprk this year. the foreign ministry issued a statement to reject the security council's recent presidential the --nt and said that the blessing was a lot of 29th of august was the first step
taken by three people pause army and specific operation and a meaningful prelude to restraining guam,". it reports today indicate may preparing new ballistic missile tests. alarmed at this dangerous provocation. the secretary-general condemns the underground nuclear test announced by the dprk. breach of theous international obligations. it is also profoundly destabilizing for international security. it is the only country that continues to break the norm against nuclear test explosions, secretary-general reiterates this call on the dprk unit
leadership and to comply fully with this international obligation under the security council resolutions. secretary-general count on the security council to remain united and take appropriate actions. as was said in the security council last week, as tensions rise, so does the risk of us misunderstanding -- misunderstanding the calculus in. the latest series of developments require a copy of the response in order to break the cycle of publications from the dprk. such a response must include wise and bold diplomacy to be effective. reaction,iders its their humanitarian imperatives brothers of the situation. they will mentoring assistance to those in need. we will continue to follow the developments and remaining" --ion with the concern
concerned international organizations, members of the council and other governments concerned, thank you. >> i think him for his briefing. i now give the floor to those councilmembers who wish to make settlements. floor.the >> thank you, we want to give you -- thank you for allowing us to have this prompt meeting as it is very urgent. we want to think investor of steady and, in which he led in this past month. for more than 20 years come the security council has taken actions against north korea puzzle nuclear program. years, north 20 korea has defied our collective voice. it is worth taking a few moments to recount some of the history. in 1993, the council approved resolution 825, calling on north
korea to remain in the nonproliferation treaty. that did not work. north korea withdrew from the treaty and continued its nuclear pursuit. in 2006, the talks faltered and north korea conducted several ballistic missile launches. that led to resolution 1695. condemning them. that led to resolution 1718, establishing a you and sanctions regime aiming to stop all nuclear ballistic missiles and other weapons of mass destruction -- mass destruction programs. after party talks fell apart again in 2009, north korea conducted additional missile launches in its second nuclear test. 1874.ed to resolution it expanded sanctions, including an arms embargo and cargo inspection obligation.
2012, the deal failed. in north korea conducted tolaunches. the security council responded with the adoption of resolution 28 -- 2087. following north korea postern nuclear test in 2013, the council adopted resolution 2094. expanding sanctions to restrict financial, maritime, aviation and phonetic activities. by 2016, north korea has conducted its fourth nuclear test and another specialized. they followed that with more missile launches, in response, the council adopted multiple resolutions, expanding sanctions even further. targeting all sectors of north korea hospital economy. finally, this year, the council got even more serious. first we adopted resolution 2356.
just last month, after the regime's first two icbm launches, we adopted resolution 2371, the strongest sanction we have ever imposed on north korea. that resolution band north korean exports of coal, iron and seafood and opposed several other measures that will significantly cut off the revenues needed to find the nuclear program. why did i take the time to go through this history? to make this point. the united nations security council has spoken. with unusual unity and consistency on north korea. , along theood thing way there have been problems with implementation. the council has at times been too slow and too weak. this is not a situation in which we have allowed divisions among us to stop any action.
still, here we are. despite her efforts over the past 24 years, the north korean nuclear program is more advanced and more dangerous than ever. they now fire missiles over japanese airspace, then i have icbm capabilities. they now claim to have tested a hydrogen bomb and just this morning there were reports that the regime is preparing for yet another icbm launch. numbers of the security council, i must say enough is enough. we have taken an incremental approach and despite the best of intentions, it has not worked. members of this council will no doubt urge the negotiations and return to talks. outlined that we have engaged in numerous direct and multilateral talks with north korean regime and time after time, they have not worked.
the time for half measures in the security council is over. the time has come to exhaust all of our diplomatic needs before it is too late. we must now adopt the strongest possible measures. kim jong-un's action cannot be seen as defensive. he wants to be a knowledge -- a balanced as a nuclear power. it is not about using terrible weapons to threaten others. war is never something the united states want. we do not want it now. we will defend our allies and territory. the idea that some have suggested a -- is insulting.
when a rogue regime has a nuclear weapon in hand and icbm pointed at you, you do not take steps to lower your guard. no one does that. we certainly won't. endill exhaust all means to this quickly. that means exhausting all measures here in the security council. we will try to resolve this through diplomacy. we have tried to kick the can down the road long up. there is no more road left. this crisis goes beyond the u.n. the united states will look at every country that does business countryth korea as a that is giving aid to reckless and dangerous nuclear intentions. what we do will have a row impact on how other allied
nations that do business choose to conduct themselves in the future. the stakes could not be higher. 24 years of half measures and failed talks are enough. >> thank you. i think the representative of the united states for her statement. >> thank you mr. president. we appreciate the president's swift convening of this meeting jointly requested by the united states, france, u.k., and japan. we also appreciate the briefing. less than one week ago, the security council gathered to condemn the launch of the ballistic missile by north korea which flew over japan. yesterday, north korea announced it has succeeded that
miniaturizing the nuclear warhead to be attached to the icbm. hours later, north korea conducted the sixth nuclear test . seen together, it is clear how belligerent and dangerous north korea and actions are and how it is not a problem just for north korea's neighbors but for the entire international community. the security council must not waste any time putting an end to such an outrageous and unacceptable challenge to the spirit and safety of the world. testing, the nuclear north korea is the only one to have conducted nuclear testing empty 21st century. -- in the 21st century.
theh korea also conducted fifth nuclear testing and the council was united in expressing condemnation in the strictest terms. the international community urged north korea to stop but nuclearrea enhanced capabilities. sixth nuclearhe tests exhibited a magnitude of destruction far greater than the previous ones and has raised the threat to an unprecedented level. regarding missile launches, that security council has adopted a strong statement. i will not repeat the discussion but let me remind you that missile launches and nuclear tests are part and parcel of north korea's nuclear development. taken together, the threat it poses has entered truly a new
imminent. grave and this nuclear test by north korea is a clear violation of the andrity council resolution is a brave new challenge to the international disarmament centered on the treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons. it also violates the young on gang declaration -- the young yongang the p declaration. japan welcomes the fact that many countries in the world, including members of the council as well as the secretary-general could perish. they have already issued statements strongly condemning north korea. condemnation, the
security council must act to stop north korea from continuing down this road. we should make it clear to the north koreans that this will bring about serious consequences. we must put maximum pressure on north korea to change its policy. it continues to be critically important for all of the member states to implement existing revolutions that have been , including adopted 2270, 20 to 31, 2356, and 2371. but that is not sufficient. japan stresses the need for the council to adopt swiftly a new resolution with further robust sanction measures. 29 of resolution
2371, the security council expressed its determination to take further significant measures in the event of a further dprk launch or nuclear test. the council must act on this determination accordingly. japan is looking forward to working closely with all the members of the council on the to the peacehreats and security of the world. i thank you, mr. president. >> i think the people of japan for the statement. i get the floor to the representative of france. >> mr. president, at the outset i would like to thank egypt for -- this month and
i congratulate ethiopia upon the it's succession to the council this month. you can certainly counts upon france's full support. this month is set to be particularly busy. i thank you for putting together this meeting together with the joint request of the united states, the gene joint -- the united kingdom and others. i also thank jeff feldman for his highly elucidating presentation. yesterday, north korea traversed a major threshold in escalation following two intercontinental ballistic launches and the open endangerment of a country in the region last night when it took a six nuclear test. this occurrence was immediately
detected by the international monitoring system of the comprehensive test ban treaty offensive. my country, through senior officials, most vehemently condemned this incident. beyond the expression of solidarity which on behalf of france i especially address the countries in the region. it is particularly to the entire international community as a whole that i call for there to resolutionheaded approach with the full gravity of the situation. clearly, it give us today are concerned by this, each of us is threatened. sir, let us be frank. the course of a few months, the threat has changed both in dimension and major. the threat is no longer merely regional. it is now global.
virtual itnger asserts. it is no longer serious it is existential. this grave, global threat undermines our security. it undermines strategic stability. in undermines international peas. through this sixth nuclear test, regime undermines us. it reflects a reckless, ongoing, methodical effort on part of the regime to as soon as possible dangerous obsession. i am talking about the possession of a nuclear arsenal that is designed to shift not only regional but also global balances. combination of nuclear capacity to which are referred and north korea intercontinental ballistic missiles now .onstitute a ubiquitous danger
mr. president, in this context, weakness or vacillating is not an option. for this reason. calls for next dishes resolute united response of the security council underpinned by three components and three elements. the prompt reduction of new sanctions against the north korean regime, the stringent implementation of existing stakeholders,ll and lastly, the adoption of additional measures by the european union. time is ticking. let us be aware of this. ongang has noty hesitated. will not hesitate even at the cost of the livelihood of the
people to breach the most basic rules which we have set forth in terms of nonproliferation and beyond. this is a major and of out undermining of all foundations of our system of laws and security. we cannot countenance this collectively. we share responsibility to uphold this, safeguard this, and reinforces. our credibility is at stake. to those who believe that the willingness of the international community is lacking, far fromtely it is providing conditions for negotiation. my country has always wanted dialogue however it is evident that north korea has not given us the slightest signal, not the a possibleledge of willingness to negotiate on its nuclear and ballistic missiles. given the connect for international law and the authority of the council, we of our own violation
decision to not be subject to bargaining. we cannot allow our reaction to be dictated. north korea must relinquish its nuclear and listed program irreversibly, completely, and verifiable he. without delay it must comply. it is also my conviction france must join me -- only resolute, from response can deliver affects and prompt north korea good negotiating table under conditions. we must continue to implement sanctions fully and conscientiously. these are not an end of themselves but they are effective. let us recall major economic sanctions were only adopted by the council and 2016. so, they continue to be stepped up in light of these recent developments. we must further step up. we must maximum pressure being brought to bear on the regime.
france supports the prompt adoption of new stations by this council, particularly in the economic realm and other sectors. we are firmly committed to similar initiatives at the european union, as i mentioned. alarming-- in the spiral of bricks midshipman provocations in which they have undertaken, north korea must they say consequences of its obstinate see. the sole response that we presently can put forward is strict, unambiguous policy aced upon the goals of complete dismantling of north korea programs. only on the basis of this , resolutenessmost and maximum pressure being brought to her on regime, only this way can we change its calculations to prompt the north korean regime to return to the
negotiation table without preconditions and that is the only way we can pave the way to a political settlement to the crisis. light ofdent, in the this heightened extremely grave threat, this council must rise to the responsibility it has assumed. you may rest assured that france is committed to this, as a private -- permanent member of the security council, thank you. >> i think the representative of france for his statement. i now give the floor to the representative of the united kingdom. >> thank you mr. president. this is the 6th time the security council has come together to condemn a nuclear test by north korea. the sixth time, that the world has held its breath. north korea is the only country in the 21st century, to have conducted such tests against all international standards of behavior. century to
have conducted such tests against all international standards of behavior. in addition, we have met many times in recent months following other north korean provocations, most recently just last week in response to its reckless missile test over japan. yesterday's nuclear test explosion was by far the largest yet. combined with the increasing range of its missiles, north korea poses a threat not simply to its region, but truly to global peace and security. this latest test has been rightly condemned already most of the governments represented here today. eight sanctions resolutions on north korea. the country is subject to the most stringent sanctions currently applied by this council, and still north korea
continues to put its illegal missile and nuclear programs ahead of international law, international security, and the will of this council. this is a disturbing and unprecedented situation. rarely has estate remained so -- defiantate remained so against repeated powerful rounds of sanctions. it is clear existing sanctions applied by the security council on north korea are having an effect. in particular, the measures against commodity exports in the financial sector applied in 2016 are making it harder and harder for pyongyang to acquire the hard currency necessary to fund its program. each day that gets harder still. thanks to the efforts of many states around this table. those who doubt this impact need only read the statements coming
from the north korean regime. they rail against the sanctions we have placed upon them. dprk isso clear that uniquely willing to put their illicit programs ahead of the well-being of its people. those people suffer appalling repression and suffer to even see it themselves. the leadership of north korea has chosen this path of the finest at great cost. threat to this unique international peace and security , the security council must condemn this test and the entire north korean missile and nuclear program. we continue to wish for a peaceful way forward. dialogue will always be our end goal, but returning to dialogue without a serious sign of intent setupyongyang would be a to failure.
north korea must change course to allow a return to dialogue. were they to do so, the opportunity exists to end this crisis. until that moment, we must stay the course on sanctions and continue, as the secretary-general has called for, to present a united front. weekd when we met last that a new security council resolution was required. in light of yesterday's nuclear test, our resolve to act has increased still further. we must increase the pace of implementation of existing sanctions and work rapidly toward the adoption of a new and effective resolution while continuing to enforce the measures this council has already agreed. we should go forward by taking steps to sever the funds on
which the regime relies to pursue its illegal and destabilizing programs. we should further restrict the unethical exploitation of north korean workers overseas. north korea has created a deeply dangerous and unstable situation. the united kingdom will work with our partners on this council and beyond to tackle the challenge. i urge all states to join us. >> i think the representative of the united kingdom for his statement. i get the floor to the representative of china. thank you, mr. president. on the third of september, the the generale opposition of the international community, regarding the relevant resolutions of the
security council, conducted a nuclear test, which are president strongly opposes and condemns in violation of the security council resolution. achieving the nuclear's asian of the korean peninsula and achieving peace and stability in the region is the firm stance of the present and the international community. tostrongly urge the dprk face up to the strong will of the international community on the issue of the denuclearization of the international community and abide by the relevant resolutions of the council, stop actions that are not in line with its own interests either and truly returned to the track of solving issues with dialogue. the situation on the peninsula
is deteriorating constantly as we speak, falling into a vicious circle. the issues must be resolved peacefully. china will never allow chaos and war on the peninsula. the parties concerned must strengthen their sense of urgency, take due responsibility, play their do measures,e practical make joint efforts together to ease the situation, restart a dialogue, and prevent further deterioration of the situation on the peninsula. russiaposal by china and takes a two track approach, which promotes the denuclearization of the peninsula and the establishment of a piece mechanism in parallel , the suspension of initiatives for the dprk to suspend spending
legalization efforts and to suspend large-scale military exercises and the steps are the basis on which both countries jointly propose a roadmap to resolve the issues. this joint initiative by china and russia is practical and feasible, aimed at addressing the most urgent security concerns, easing the tension as soon as possible, preventing the escalation of the situation, achieving through dialogue the denuclearization of the peninsula, and achieving peace and stability of the region. we hope the parties concerned will seriously consider this and actively respond to it. china calls upon the international community to jointly and comprehensively and fully implement the relevant resolution of the security council