Joint Readout of the Meeting between President Trump of the United States and President Moon of ROK

The White House September 22, 2017 President Donald J. Trump met in New York with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea to discuss the serious and escalating threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs. The two presidents condemned in the strongest terms North Korea’s continued provocations, including its sixth nuclear test on September ...
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Remarks by President Trump and President Moon of the ROK Before Bilateral Meeting

President Trump President Moon Lotte New York Palace Hotel New York, New York September 21, 2017 PRESIDENT TRUMP : Thank you very much. It’s a great privilege to be with President Moon of South Korea. As you probably know, we’ve had a few discussions over the last number of months, and I actually think we’re making ...
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Remarks by President Trump, ROK President Moon, and Japanese PM Abe Before Trilateral Meeting

Remarks Lotte New York Palace Hotel New York, New York September 21, 2017 12:15 P.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP : Today I’m announcing a new executive order I just signed that significantly expands our authorities to target individuals, companies, financial institutions that finance and facilitate trade with North Korea. As I outlined at my address to ...
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President Donald J. Trump Increases Pressure to Cut Off Funding for North Korea

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary September 21, 2017 STRONG FINANCIAL SANCTIONS:  President Trump today issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) imposing additional sanctions with respect to North Korea. The provocative, destabilizing, and repressive actions and policies of the Government of North Korea constitute a continuing threat to the national security, foreign policy, ...
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Remarks by Secretary at the UNSC Session on Nuclear Non-Proliferation

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson  Secretary of State The United Nations New York, NY September 21, 2017 [View Video: 19’53’’] SECRETARY TILLERSON : Well, good afternoon. And I appreciate the opportunity to address the Security Council again, and I thank this month’s – this month’s chair, Ethiopia. Members of the Security Council talk often of threats to global security. The ...
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U.S. and United Nations 2017

Remarks President Trump United Nations New York, New York September 19, 2017 [View Video: 41’27’’] PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, world leaders, and distinguished delegates:  Welcome to New York.  It is a profound honor to stand here in my home city, as a representative of the American people, to address the people of the world. … ...
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On President Trump’s Address to the UN General Assembly

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Washington, DC September 19, 2017 Today, President Donald J. Trump presented to assembled world leaders his vision of security, prosperity and peace led by sovereign nations. That vision requires a recommitment to the founding principles of the United Nations — to promote peace in troubled times. The ...
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Remarks by President Trump to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Remarks President Trump United Nations New York, New York September 19, 2017 [View Video: 41’27’’] 10:04 A.M. EDT PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Mr. Secretary General, Mr. President, world leaders, and distinguished delegates:  Welcome to New York.  It is a profound honor to stand here in my home city, as a representative of the American people, to address the people of ...
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Enough is Enough: The World puts North Korea on Notice

ShareAmerica September 15, 2017 Leaders worldwide are condemning North Korea’s latest round of testing of missiles and a nuclear device. This year alone, North Korea’s Kim Jong-un regime has fired as many as 23 missiles. These actions are beyond provocative — they put countries and people at risk. North Korea also has increased the power ...
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72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

The 72nd session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) opened at the UN Headquarters in New York City on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. During this session of UNGA, the United States will have numerous opportunities to engage multilaterally and bilaterally to advance U.S. priorities in five key areas: addressing the threat to global peace ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Remarks : North Korea’s Missile Launch

Press Statement Rex W. Tillerson  Secretary of State Washington, DC September 14, 2017 North Korea’s provocative missile launch represents the second time the people of Japan, a treaty ally of the United States, have been directly threatened in recent weeks. These continued provocations only deepen North Korea’s diplomatic and economic isolation. United Nations Security Council ...
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FACT SHEET : Resolution 2375 (2017) Strengthening Sanctions on North Korea

September 11, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Resolution 2375 (2017), adopted unanimously by the United Nations Security Council on September 11, 2017, strengthens UN sanctions on North Korea in response to the North Korea nuclear test conducted on September 2, 2017. As such, this resolution sends a very clear message to North Korea that the Security ...
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Remarks Following the Adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2375 on North Korea Sanctions

Remarks Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City September 11, 2017 [View Video: 7’ 44”] AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President, and thank you for calling this meeting and allowing us to have this vote. The images from space of northeast Asia at night show brightness and ...
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Remarks at an Emergency UN Security Council Briefing on North Korea

Remarks Ambassador Nikki Haley U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City September 4, 2017 [View Video: 06’15”] AS DELIVERED Thank you, Mr. President. And we want to thank you for allowing us to have this prompt meeting, as it’s very urgent. And we also want to thank the Ambassador ...
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03/17/17 – Remarks With Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se Before Their Meeting

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Seoul, Republic of Korea March 17, 2017 MODERATOR: (Via interpreter) Yes. Now we will begin the joint press conference for the ROK-U.S. foreign ministers meeting. The conference today will begin with Foreign Minister of Korea, Yun Byung-se’s opening statements, which will be followed by Secretary Tillerson’s remarks. Afterwards, ...
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03/17/17 – Remarks With Acting President Hwang Kyo-ahn Before Their Meeting

Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Seoul, Republic of Korea March 17, 2017 ACTING PRESIDENT HWANG: (Via interpreter) Nice to meet you. SECRETARY TILLERSON: Nice to meet you. ACTING PRESIDENT HWANG: (Via interpreter) So, first of all, I would like to welcome you on your first visit to Korea since assuming office. In the ...
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03/10/17 – Previewing Secretary Tillerson’s Travel to Japan, South Korea, and China

[Video Clip – 31’23”] Foreign Press Center Briefing with Acting Assistant Secretary of State of the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan A. Thornton, on “A Preview of Secretary Tillerson’s Upcoming Travel to Asia.” March 10, 2017 MODERATOR: Thanks. Excuse me. Thanks, everyone, for joining us on Friday afternoon, and happy Friday. This is ...
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02/27/17 – U.S.-Japan-R.O.K. Trilateral Joint Statement on North Korea

Washington, DC February 27, 2017 The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America, Japan, and the Republic of Korea at the conclusion of their trilateral meeting. Begin Text: Today, U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Policy Joseph Yun, Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director-General of the ...
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02/16/17 – U.S.-ROK-Japan Foreign Ministerial Joint Statement on the Situation in North Korea

Washington, DC February 16, 2017 Today the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Yun Byung-se, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Fumio Kishida, met in Bonn. The Ministers condemned in the strongest terms North Korea’s February 12, 2017 ballistic missile test, noting North ...
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01/05/17 – Joint Press Availability with Japanese Vice FM and ROK First Vice FM

Press Availability Antony J. Blinken Deputy Secretary of State Washington, DC January 5, 2017 DEPUTY SECRETARY BLINKEN : Good afternoon, everyone. It is a great (inaudible). (Inaudible) really grateful for your presence here today. Since our inaugural deputy-level trilateral forum here in Washington almost two years ago, we’ve met six times carrying to new heights a ...
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01/05/17 – Key Outcomes of the U.S.-Japan-ROK Trilateral Vice Foreign Ministerial Meetings

Fact Sheet Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 5, 2017 The following is a joint fact sheet on the key outcomes of the U.S.-Japan-ROK trilateral vice foreign ministerial meetings:  Today, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Shinsuke Sugiyama, and First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of ...
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10/19/16 – Joint Statement of the 2016 U.S. – ROK Foreign and Defense Ministers’ Meeting

October 19, 2016 Preamble U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter convened a 2+2 meeting with Republic of Korea (ROK) Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and Minister of National Defense Han Min-koo in Washington, D.C. on October 19, 2016.  The U.S.-ROK 2+2 session, the fourth of its kind since 2010, preceded ...
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09/27/16 – Joint Statement on U.S.-Japan-ROK Women’s Empowerment Trilateral Forum

Media Note September 27, 2016 U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Catherine Russell, Japan Ambassador for Women, Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Atsuko Nishimura, and the Republic of Korea Deputy Foreign Minister Jong-Moon Choi led the first-ever United States-Japan-Republic of Korea Women’s Empowerment Trilateral Forum in Washington, D.C., on September 27, 2016. As part of ...
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09/18/16 – Joint Statement Following the U.S.-Japan-ROK Trilateral Ministerial Meeting in New York

Press Statement Trilateral Ministerial Meeting New York September 18, 2016  Today the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, Fumio Kishida, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Yun Byung-se, met in New York to ensure that the three countries remain in close coordination in the ...
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09/14/16 – Statement by Secretary Kerry: The Republic of Korea’s Chuseok Holiday

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State The Republic of Korea’s Chuseok Holiday September 14, 2016 On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I extend my warmest wishes to the Korean people during the Chuseok holiday this September 15. Like Thanksgiving in the U.S., the Chuseok holiday follows a rich tradition of friends ...
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03/18/16 – KORUS Turns Four: U.S.-Korea Trading Relationship Remains Strong

March 18, 2016 This week marks the fourth anniversary since the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) entered into force and our bilateral trade and investment relationship is substantially larger and stronger than before the KORUS agreement.  Since KORUS entered into force in 2012, the United States and South Korea have carried out five rounds of ...
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02/25/16 – Assistant Secretary Russel Travel to The Republic of Korea and China

February 25, 2016 Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel will travel to Seoul, February 26 for consultations with ROK officials on a wide range of regional and bilateral issues. He will then visit Beijing February 27 – March 1, where he will meet with Embassy staff and engage in ...
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02/25/16 – Ambassador Samantha Power Remarks at the Security Council Stakeout Following Consultations on the DPRK

Remarks Ambassador Samantha Power U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations New York City February 25, 2016 AS DELIVERED Hi, everybody. Today, in response to the DPRK’s recent nuclear test and subsequent proscribed ballistic missile launch, the United States tabled a draft UN Security Council resolution that, if adopted, would ...
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02/16/16 – U.S. Remarks (THAAD Announcement)

Remarks Lt. Gen. Thomas Vandal Chief of Staff, U.S. Forces Korea February 16, 2016 Thank you Deputy Defense Minister Yoo. I want to associate myself with your remarks and once again affirm the United States’ strong support of this important decision. To repeat, this was an alliance decision recommended by CFC [Combined Forces Command] Commander, ...
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02/12/16 – Secretary Kerry’s Meeting With Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se in Munich

Readout Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC February 12, 2016   The following is attributable to Spokesperson John Kirby: Secretary Kerry met today on the margins of the Munich Security Conference with Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se. The two ministers agreed to continue our close coordination towards a robust and united international response ...
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02/07/16 – ROK-U.S. Alliance agree to formally discuss deployment of THAAD

February 7, 2016 YONGSAN GARRISON, SEOUL, Republic of Korea – The Republic of Korea (ROK) and the United States of America (U.S.) have determined that today’s long-range ballistic missile launch and recent nuclear test by North Korea highlights the serious nuclear, weapons of mass destruction, and ballistic missile threat they pose to the peace and ...
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02/06/16 – Readout of the President’s Call with President Park Geun-Hye of the Republic of Korea

Readout THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary February 6, 2016 For Immediate Release President Obama spoke by phone today with President Park Geun-Hye of the Republic of Korea (ROK) to discuss the international response to North Korea’s nuclear test.  The two leaders condemned the test and agreed that North Korea’s actions constitute yet ...
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02/06/16 – Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on the North Korean Missile Launch

Preass Statement Susan E. Rice National Security Advisor THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary February 6, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on the North Korean Missile Launch North Korea’s launch using ballistic missile technology, following so closely after its January 6 nuclear test, represents yet another ...
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01/14/16 – Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken to Travel to Japan, Burma, the Republic of Korea, and China January 14-21

Media Note Antony Blinken Deputy Secretary of State Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC January 14, 2016 Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel later this week to Tokyo, Naypyitaw, Seoul, and Beijing to consult with U.S. allies in the region; see first-hand progress in Burma’s post-election democratic transition; conduct the interim Strategic Security ...
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01/06/16 – Secretary Kerry’s Remarks: On the North Korean Nuclear Test

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC January 6, 2016 The United States and nations around the world have unequivocally condemned North Korea’s latest nuclear test. This highly provocative act poses a grave threat to international peace and security and blatantly violates multiple U.N. Security Council resolutions. As I am reiterating today in conversations ...
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01/06/16 – Ambassador Samantha Power’s Statement on the North Korean Nuclear Test

Preass Statement Ambassador Samantha Power U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations U.S. Mission to the United Nations January 6, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today, the UN Security Council met to discuss the nuclear test carried out by North Korea – a highly provocative act that poses a grave threat to international peace and security. ...
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01/05/16 – Secretary Kerry’s Remarks: On the Passing of Ambassador Stephen Bosworth

Remarks John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC January 5, 2016 Teresa and I were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Ambassador Stephen Bosworth. From his tireless efforts as Special Representative for North Korea Policy to his distinguished service in countries such as the Republic of Korea, the Philippines, and Tunisia, Steve served ...
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12/28/15 – Statement from Secretary Kerry: Resolution of the Comfort Women Issue

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC December 28, 2015 We welcome today’s announcement by the Governments of Japan and the Republic of Korea that they have reached an agreement regarding the sensitive historical legacy issue of “comfort women.” They have made clear that by implementing this agreement they will “finally and irreversibly” ...
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12/22/15 – Statement by the Press Secretary on the Passing of Former Republic of Korea President Kim Young-sam

Press Statement November 22, 2015 On behalf of the American people, we send our heartfelt condolences to the people of the Republic of Korea for the passing of former President Kim Young-sam.  President Kim led the Korean people through one of the most challenging periods of the transition to democracy and set a precedent for ...
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11/04/15 – Assistant Secretary Russel Remarks on U.S.-Asia Policy Update

Remarks Daniel R. Russel Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs The Asia Society New York City November 4, 2015 View Video (1:34:58) As prepared for delivery Thank you, Josette, for the kind introduction. It’s great to be at the Asia Society – This is a great organization that does so much to nurture relationships and build ...
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09/29/15 – Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken Travel to Japan, the Republic of Korea, and China

Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC September 29, 2015  Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel next week to Japan, the Republic of Korea, and China, October 5–10, to discuss key political, economic, and security issues with a wide range of government officials and non-governmental experts. This is his second trip to ...
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04/02/15 – Assistant Secretary Charles H. Rivkin Remarks at Startup Alliance Town Hall Event

Remarks Charles H. Rivkin Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs Department of State Seoul, Republic of Korea April 2, 2015 Thank you, Jung-Wook [Startup Alliance Director Lim Jung-wook] for the very kind and generous introduction.  I appreciate it.   So, I’m very excited to be here in Gangnam. And they say this is the Korean ...
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03/17/15 – Assistant Secretary Russel Remarks at Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Remarks Daniel R. Russel Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Seoul, South Korea March 17, 2015 ASSISTANT SECRETARY RUSSEL: Thank you. Well I’ve had some very good meetings today and I want to begin by saying that the best meeting I had, I had last night with my good friend, Ambassador Mark Lippert. I’m ...
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04/25/14 – Joint Fact Sheet: The United States-Republic of Korea Alliance: A Global Partnership

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary On the occasion of President Obama’s visit to the Republic of Korea, the United States-Republic of Korea Alliance is stronger and deeper than ever.  Originally forged in the shared sacrifice of our peoples 61 years ago, our Alliance today is the linchpin of peace and security in ...
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01/21/14 – Deputy Secretary William Burns, Press Availability at the ROK Ministry of Foreign Affairs

DEPUTY SECRETARY BURNS: Good morning. It’s always good to be back in Seoul. I want first to thank Vice Foreign Minister Kim for the warmth of his hospitality and for a very productive set of discussions this morning, continuing the conversations we had in Washington last month during our annual Strategic Dialogue. 2013 was an exceptional ...
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