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 ...

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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 realize that its bad behavior will bring due consequences."

Hillary Clinton, Lee Myung-back, June 15, 2009

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 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.

Hillary Clinton, Lee Myung-bak, June 15, 2009

Hillary Clinton, Lee Myung-bak, June 15, 2009

Photos: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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