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Raw Data: U.N. Draft Resolution on North Korea

The following is the text of the U.N. draft resolution on North Korea:

July 2006

The Security Council,

Pp1. Recalling its resolutions 825 (1993) of 11 May 1993 and 1540 (2004) of 28 April 2004;

Pp2.Reaffirming that proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, as well as their means of delivery, constitutes a threat to international peace and security;

Pp3. Deploring that the DPRK is the world's leading proliferator of ballistic missiles and related technology;

Pp4. Registering profound concern that the missile launch on 5 July 2006 of ballistic missiles developed under a military programme violated the DPRK's pledge to maintain a moratorium on missile launching;

Pp5. Expressing further concern that the DPRK endangered civil aviation and shipping through its failure to provide advance notice to airmen and mariners;

Pp6. Reminding Member States that the DPRK launched an object propelled by a missile without prior notification to the countries in the region, which fell into the waters in the vicinity of Japan on 31 August 1998;

Pp7. Deploring the DPRK's announced withdrawal from the Treaty on Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons and its stated pursuit of nuclear weapons in spite of its Treaty on Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons and International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards obligations;

Pp8. Expressing grave concern that the DPRK's launch of ballistic missiles, given the potential of such vehicles to be used as a means to deliver nuclear , chemical or biological payloads, increases tension in the East Asia region and beyond;

Pp9. Recalling that in the September 19, 2005 Joint Statement, the DPRK committed to abandoning all nuclear weapons and existing nuclear programmes and returning, at an early date, to the Treaty on Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons and to IAEA safeguards, and that in that context, steps would be taken toward normalization of relations with other parties, subject to bilateral policies and concerns which need to be resolved as quickly as possible;

Pp10. Reaffirming its resolve to take appropriate and effective actions against any threat to international peace and security caused by the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and their means of delivery, in conformity with its primary responsibilities, as provided for in the United Nations Charter;

Pp11. Determining that these launches constitute a threat to international peace and security, as would future such launches, particularly in light of the DPRK's declaration that it is a nuclear weapons state;

Acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations,

Op1. Condemns the launches by the DPRK of a ballistic missiles on 5 July 2006;

Op2. Decides that the DPRK shall immediately cease the development, testing, deployment and proliferation of ballistic missiles and reconfirm its moratorium on missile launching;

Op3. Decides that Member States shall prevent the transfer of financial resources, items, materials, good and technology to end users that could contribute to DPRK's missile and other WMD programmes;

Op4. Strongly urges the DPRK to immediately return to the Six-Party Talks without precondition, to work toward the expeditious implementation of September 19 2005 Joint Statement, and to cease all work on nuclear-related activities with the aim of the complete, verifiable, and irreversible dismantlement of all DPRK nuclear pr