Statement on Piracy in Somalia
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations
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Ambassador Rice (Aug. 25): "Prosecution of suspected pirates and imprisonment of convicted ones are essential to end impunity for acts of piracy. The Secretary-General's report provides a balanced and thorough review of the pros and cons of seven distinct options on the issue. There are no easy answers to the exercise of bringing pirates to justice and we welcome all creative ideas for tackling this thorny problem." Full Text»