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Text of Condemning the detainment of a South Korea fishing ship by North Korea and the continued provocation by the North Korean ...

...the North Korean military.

This resolution was introduced on August 10, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Aug 10, 2010 (Introduced).

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IV

111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. RES. 1608

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

August 10, 2010

submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

RESOLUTION

Condemning the detainment of a South Korea fishing ship by North Korea and the continued provocation by the North Korean military.

Whereas the Daesung 55 squidding boat that carried a 7-member crew of South Korean and Chinese citizens was detained by North Korea on the eastern sea boundary;

Whereas the North Korean military fired more than 100 live rounds into waters close to the contested sea boundary with South Korea;

Whereas the relations between North and South Korea are extremely strained following the sinking of Cheonan in March;

Whereas North Korea recently warned of a strong physical retaliation in response to South Korea’s maritime drills; and

Whereas United Nations Command officials are holding talks in the demilitarized zone as preparation for a general-level meeting between the two sides to discuss the sinking of the Cheonan: Now, therefore, be it

That—

(1)

it is the sense of the House of Representatives that—

(A)

North Korea should release the 7-member crew of the Daesung 55;

(B)

North Korea should immediately stop any hostile rhetoric and activity towards the Republic of Korea and engage in mutual dialogue to enhance inter-Korean relations;

(C)

North Korea should return to the Six-Party diplomatic process and Pyongyang must commit to the complete, verifiable, and irreversible dismantlement of all of North Korea's nuclear programs, including those derived both from plutonium as well as highly enriched uranium;

(D)

North Korea should comply with United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1718 of 2006 and 1874 of 2009;

(E)

the United States remains committed to the promotion of inter-Korean dialogue and cooperation; and

(F)

the strategic importance of the strong alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea, in promoting peace and prosperity on the Korean Peninsula and in Northeast Asia, should be recognized; and

(2)

the House of Representatives—

(A)

condemns North Korea for the detainment of the Daesung 55 and hostile activity towards the Republic of Korea; and

(B)

urges the international community to fully and faithfully implement all United Nations Security Council Resolutions pertaining to security on the Korean Peninsula, including United Nations Security Council Resolution 1695 (2006), United Nations Security Council Resolution 1718 (2006), and United Nations Security Council Resolution 1874 (2009).