Dr Charles Tannock

Member of the European Parliament for London

North Korea must end its weapons programme or lose KEDO

Press Release - November 6th 2002

In response to a Commission statement in the European Parliament today on North Korea and KEDO, Charles Tannock MEP, Conservative European Spokesman on Foreign Affairs, will say:

"If North Korea does not agree to reverse its nuclear policy and disarm then the whole KEDO contribution by the EU should be terminated.

"Nevertheless, humanitarian aid to the long suffering people of North Korea must continue through the World Food Programme and ECHO. The EU is one of the few bodies to have formal relations with this country and must use its leverage and access to its government to resolve this situation."