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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
Taken Questions of June 1, 1994

1. COLOMBIA/PERU Q: Why has the U.S. Government stopped sharing real-time radar intelligence on narcotics smuggling flights with Colombia and Peru?

A: A REVIEW OF THE POLICY IS UNDERWAY. WE HAVE CEASED PASSING RADAR INTELLIGENCE TO COLOMBIA AND PERU WHILE THE POLICY IS BEING REVIEWED.

2. NORTH KOREA Q. Will there be a meeting between the U.S., South Korea and Japan this Friday?

A. A MEETING BETWEEN U.S., SOUTH KOREAN AND JAPANESE OFFICIALS IN WASHINGTON IS PLANNED FOR THIS FRIDAY.

--THIS IS PART OF OUR CONTINUING CONSULTATIONS ON THE NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR ISSUE WITH OUR CLOSE ALLIES IN THE REGION. WE PLAN TO DISCUSS THE STATUS OF THE PROBLEM AND POSSIBLE FUTURE EFFORTS TO RESOLVE IT.

Q. Any reaction to the North Korean Foreign Ministry's response to the UN Security Council President's statement?

A. WE HAVE SEEN THAT STATEMENT. WE NOTE THAT IT DOES NOT FULLY ADDRESS THE QUESTION OF ENSURING THE FUEL MEASUREMENTS THE IAEA NEEDS TO CONDUCT TO RECONSTRUCT THE NORTH KOREAN REACTOR'S OPERATING HISTORY.

--AS WE HAVE STATED, UNTIL THE IAEA REPORTS THAT NORTH KOREA HAS DESTROYED ITS ABILITY TO CONDUCT THOSE MEASUREMENTS, WE WILL REMAIN PREPARED TO GO TO A THIRD ROUND OF HIGH-LEVEL TALKS. OTHERWISE, WE WILL MOVE, AS WE HAVE SAID WE WOULD WHEN WE BEGAN OUR TALKS ONE YEAR AGO, TO REFER THE ISSUE BACK TO THE SECURITY COUNCIL.

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