US ambassador to UN calls for ‘real and productive dialogue’ with Pyongyang

(16 Apr 2024)
Seoul, South Korea – 16 April 2024
1. Various of U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield visiting the border village Panmunjom inside the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ)
2. Thomas-Greenfield looking at Panmungak building on North Korean side
3. Close of North Korean soldier wearing sunglasses and mask
4. Wide of Panmungak behind the Military Demarcation Line
5. Close of North Korean soldiers watching South Korean side
6. Thomas-Greenfield looking around Panmunjom
7. Close of North Korean soldiers holding camera and binoculars
8. Wide of Panmungak on North Korean side
9. Wide of Thomas-Greenfield with United Nations Command officers
10. Various of North Korean flag flying over border
11. Close of monument on North Korean side
12. Wide of Thomas-Greenfield walking with officials
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to United Nations:
"Let me be clear. The United States has no, no hostile intent for the DPRK (North Korea). We repeatedly ask Pyongyang to reject provocation and embrace dialogue. We have held the doors open for meaningful diplomacy and we remain open to dialogue. Real, productive dialogue. Without preconditions. Let me repeat that, dialogue without preconditions."
14. Wide of Thomas-Greenfield
15. SOUNDBITE (English) Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Ambassador to United Nations:
"And so with partners like the Republic of Korea (South Korea), as well as Japan, now by our side, the United States will continue to work in the United Nations Security Council to hold responsible those threatening the nonproliferation regime and destabilizing the region, as well as any actor that chooses to empower this unlawful behavior rather than prevent it, and that includes Russia and China. Both countries continue to use their positions in the Security Council to shield the DPRK from accountability and most recently to prevent all U.N. member states from learning about the DPRK’s unlawful weapons programs and sanctions evasions efforts.
16. Various of Thomas-Greenfield looking around the border village with soldiers
17. Close of North Korean soldier
18. Wide of Panmunjom
The top U.S. envoy to the United Nations on Tuesday urged North Korea to have "real and productive dialogue" during her visit to a border village inside the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ).

The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield arrived in South Korea Sunday, and reconfirmed Washington’s willingness to engage in talks with North Korea without preconditions.

Thomas-Greenfield spoke during her visit to the border village of Panunjom inside the DMZ that serves as a buffer zone between North and South Korea.

Thomas-Greenfield will also visit Tokyo later this week where she is expected to hold meetings with Japanese senior officials.


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