UN / DPRK KIM SONG

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Ambassador Kim Song of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) said the United States “has committed unlawful and outrageous acts” by seizing a North Korean flagged cargo ship. UNIFEED

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STORY: UN / DPRK KIM SONG
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DATELINE: 21 MAY 2019, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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FILE – RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations headquarters

21 MAY 2019, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, dais
3. Med shot, journalists
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Kim Song, Permanent Representative of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations:
“United States has committed unlawful and outrageous acts of dispossessing our cargo ship, Wise Honest, by forcibly taking it to the American Samoa under the pretext of unilateral sanctions and violation of its domestic law.”
5. Wide shot, journalists
6. SOUNDBITE (English) Kim Song, Permanent Representative of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations:
“We are condemning in strongest terms this act of dispossessing of our cargo ship because this incident is only product of extreme hostile policy of the United States against DPRK.”
7. Med shot, journalists
SOUNDBITE (English) Kim Song, Permanent Representative of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to the United Nations:
“The last week I sent the letter to the Secretary-General in order to inform our principled positions and to request o him to take the necessary measures as the way of contributing the stability in Korean Peninsula. Also, I requested him to circulate my letter as official document of current decisions of the General Assembly. So now, my country carefully watches every move of the United States hereafter.”
8. Med shot, journalists
9. Wide shot, end of presser

STORYLINE:

Ambassador Kim Song of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) today (21 May) said the United States “has committed unlawful and outrageous acts” by seizing a North Korean flagged cargo ship.

The ship, named “Wise Honest,” Kim said, was “forcibly” taken to the American Samoa “under the pretext of unilateral sanctions and violation of its domestic law.”

Talking to reporters at UN Headquarters, Kim said, “we are condemning in strongest terms this act of dispossessing of our cargo ship because this incident is only product of extreme hostile policy of the United States against DPRK.”

The North Korean diplomat said he had sent a letter to Secretary-General António Guterres “in order to inform our principled positions and to request o him to take the necessary measures as the way of contributing the stability in Korean Peninsula.”

He said, “so now, my country carefully watches every move of the United States hereafter.”
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