Media Note
Bureau of Public Affairs, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 25, 2009


The following is a statement by Spokesman Ian Kelly:

Secretary Clinton is engaged in intensive diplomacy concerning the DPRK's claims of a nuclear test. She has been in regular consultation with our Six Party partners and spoke this morning with Japanese Foreign Minister Nakasone and South Korean Foreign Minister Yu. She plans to speak with her Chinese and Russian counterparts later today. In her conversations, the Secretary stressed the importance of a strong, unified approach to this threat to international peace and security. She consulted with them on this afternoon's Security Council meeting, and reiterated our commitment to regional security and to our alliances.

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PRN: 2009/501