Clinton and S. Korean president discuss North’s ‘bad behavior’
Hillary Clinton, Lee Myung-back, June 15, 2009 Secretary Clinton and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, above, discussed North Korea’s “bad behavior” during their bilateral in Washington yesterday. A statement issued be Lee’s office said that Clinton advocated for cooperation among the United States, South Korea, and Japan in implementing U.N. sanctions to “get North Korea to ...
A statement issued be Lee’s office said that Clinton advocated for cooperation among the United States, South Korea, and Japan in implementing U.N. sanctions to “get North Korea to realize that its bad behavior will bring due consequences.”
The statement said that Lee told Clinton that “as long as the United States and its allies maintain a firm stance, North Korea’s belief that it will be rewarded for its bad behavior if it waits long enough will dissipate.”
Today, Clinton will attend an expanded bilateral with Lee and President Obama, and enjoy a working lunch with the South Korean president.
Below, Clinton and Lee engaged in “hug diplomacy” when she greeted him at the Blair House, the presidential guesthouse.
Photos: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
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