Telephone Conversation between Foreign Minister Nakasone and Secretary of State Clinton regarding the Launch of a Flying Object by North Korea
April 5, 2009
For about 15 minutes from a little past 2:30 p.m. on April 5, 2009 (JST) Minister of Foreign Affairs Hirofumi Nakasone and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held a telephone conversation. The summary of the conversation is as follows;
- At the outset, Minister Nakasone stated that the launch of a flying
object by North Korea, despite efforts by concerned countries including
Japan and the United States, cannot be tolerated, as it is a threat to the
peace and stability of the region and violates the relevant United Nations
Security Council Resolutions. It is also incompatible with the Joint Statement
of the Six-Party Talks. Moreover, it goes against the efforts, including
those at the Six-Party Talks, being made for peace and stability of the
Northeast Asia region.
- In addition, Minister Nakasone stated that, with a view to adopting
a new United Nations Security Council Resolution, it is important to issue
a strong message to North Korea. In response to this, Secretary of State
Clinton stated that she shares the deep concern and condemnation of North
Korea’s action with Japan, that it is important for Japan and the United
States to take a clear and strong stance together, and that she wanted Japan
and the United States to cooperate in the United Nations Security Council
as well on this matter.
- Minister Nakasone and Secretary of State Clinton agreed that Japan and the United States will jointly address this issue, including actions in the United Nations Security Council, while closely discussing the measures to be taken in the future.
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