Magazine article Arms Control Today

Joint U.S.-North Korean Press Statement, June 13, 1995

Magazine article Arms Control Today

Joint U.S.-North Korean Press Statement, June 13, 1995

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The delegations of the United States of America (U.S.) and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) held talks in Kuala Lumpur from May 19 to June 12, 1995, with respect to implementation of the DPRK-U.S. Agreed Framework of October 21, 1994.

Both sides reaffirmed their political commitments to implement the U.S.-DPRK Agreed Framework, and with particular regard to facilitating the light water reactor (LWR) project as called for in the Agreed Framework, decided as follows:

I. The U.S. reaffirms that the letter of assurance from the U.S. President dated October 20, 1994 concerning the provision of the LWR project and interim energy alternatives continues in effect.

The Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO), under U.S. leadership, will finance and supply the LWR project in the DPRK as called for in the Agreed Framework. As specified in the Agreed Framework, the U.S. will serve as the principal point of contact with the DPRK for the LWR project. In this regard, U.S. citizens will lead delegations and teams of KEDO as required to fulfill this role.

II. The LWR project will consist of two pressurized light water reactors with two coolant loops and a generating capacity of approximately 1,000 MW (E) [megawatt (electric)] each. The reactor model, selected by KEDO, will be the advanced version of U.S.-origin design and technology currently under production.

III. The Commission for External Economic Relations, representing the DPRK Government, and KEDO will conclude a supply agreement at the earliest possible date for the provision of the LWR project on a turnkey basis. …

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