Update on North Korea
Permanent Representative to the United Nations
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ambassador: Good afternoon. You’ve already heard from Ambassador Takasu. We continue to engage in intense and productive negotiations. We’re making progress, but we’re not done yet. So that’s in a nut shell where we are. I’ll take a couple.
Reporter: How close are you, a matter of hours? Days?
Ambassador: I don’t think it’s wise or prudent to predict that.
Reporter: What’s the hold up?
Ambassador: We’re all working through a large set of very complex difficult issues, and this is a very technical endeavor. We’re consulting amongst each other and with our capitals and we’ll get it done as soon as we can get it done.
Reporter: Madame Ambassador, would you say that you’re close, very close? This is two weeks after, for people who have intense interest on this…
Ambassador: I think I’ve characterized it as best I could.
Reporter: (interrupts) You said progress, but…
Ambassador: We continue to make progress. I am hopeful that this will be concluded relatively soon, but I can’t give you a more specific prediction than that. Thank you all.