Susan E. Rice
Permanent Representative to the United Nations
James B. Steinberg, Deputy Secretary of State in Tokyo, Japan, June 2, 2009
New York City
June 1, 2009

Ambassador Rice: "We are having very good and productive discussions. These discussions continue. I think we are making progress, and I am hopeful that in due course we will be producing a very worthy and strong resolution."

Deputy Secretary Steinberg: "I think from my reports from (US) Ambassador Rice in New York, I think that the Chinese are very actively engaged in these discussions, they've had a number of good ideas of their own. We're working very closely to try to find common ground on that and I think we're going to come up with a good result in New York and I look forward to my efforts and conversations not only on the steps that we'll take in adopting a new resolution but how we'll follow up with that afterwards."