Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo chaired a United Nations Security Council meeting on nonproliferation and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on September 27, in conjunction with the 73rd United Nations General Assembly.
Today at #UNGA @SecPompeo chaired a UN Security Council Ministerial on the #DPRK. The Secretary emphasized the importance of continuing to implement obligatory UNSC resolutions until the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK. https://t.co/hHeGhXD6ot pic.twitter.com/dRFvQlbwiU— Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) September 27, 2018
In his opening remarks, Secretary Pompeo highlighted the UN consensus that "the world cannot accept a nuclear-armed North Korea."
The Secretary also emphasized the importance of the international pressure campaign on the DPRK has resulted in the first significant diplomatic breakthrough in decades.
"Enforcement of UN Security Council sanctions must continue vigorously and without fail until we realize the fully, final, verified denuclearization. The members of this council must set the example on that effort, and we must all hold each other accountable."
- Secretary Pompeo
.@POTUS’ international pressure campaign on #DPRK has resulted in the first significant diplomatic breakthrough in decades. We must continue to hold each other accountable to the UN Security Council-imposed sanctions that have brought us this far. #UNGA pic.twitter.com/f7H7ZExHfj— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) September 27, 2018
Secretary Pompeo also spoke of his hope for a brighter future in the DPRK.
"I said at the beginning of my statement that we are at the dawn of a new day in the world’s relationship with North Korea. We do not yet know what that day will bring, but we are hopeful that the current breakthrough in diplomacy will yield a brighter future for North Korea and a safer world for all of us."
- Secretary Pompeo
It was my honor to chair today's UN Security Council meeting on #DPRK. We reaffirmed that the world cannot accept a nuclear-armed North Korea and emphasized the importance of maintaining and enforcing international sanctions until final, fully-verified denuclearization. #UNGA pic.twitter.com/DaGPx9C1xK— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) September 27, 2018