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Memo from Donald Rumsfeld to Dick Cheney on North Korea
Memo from Donald Rumsfeld to Dick Cheney on North Korea

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TO:
FROM:
Vice
PresidentRichardCheneyHonorableColin
Powell
HonorableGeorgeTenetHonorableSpencerAbraham
Dr.
CondoleezzaRiceDonaldRumsfeld
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Authority:
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13526
Chief,
Records
&
Declass
Div,
WHS
Date:
JUL
1
3
2010
SUBJECT:
RemainingFirmonNorthKorea
.
It
is
clearfromNorthKorea'sactionsover
the
weekendthatKimlong
n
istakingaseries.blackmail
us
intonegotiationswithhim.
Our
best
response
to
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thisstrategyis
to
remaincalmand
firm.
We
should
continuetodenyKimJongDthekin
of
attention
hecraves
and
hasbecome
accustomed
to
receiving
in
response
to
provocative
behavior.
We
needtotrainKimlong
II
to
understandthatblackmailtacticsthatworkedwith
theprevious
administrationwillnolonger
work.
We
shouldstronglyencourage
the
IAEA
to
respondforthrightlyto
North
Korea'slatestviolation
of
itsSafeguardsAgreement.
The
lAEA
shouldcallaspade.a
spade,and
take
the
necessarysteps
to
refer
the
violation
to
the
UnitedNationsSecurity
CouncilandGeneral
Assembly
in
keepingwith
its
charter.Puttingthismatterbefore
the
Security
 
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.
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Authority:
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13526
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&
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Date:
JUl
13
2010
Council--oreventhreateningto--willconfronttheChineseandRussianswiththeThereisnoreasonforustoshyawayfrom
UN
consideration;onthecontrary.
OSC
1.4(
cl
)
Theargumentthatsomemembers
of
thepreviousadministrationaremaking--that
North
Korea
is··resorting
to
provocations
because
we
refuseto
negotiate--has
it
backwards.
Gettingustothetableis
the
trophythatPyongyangseeks;forustogrant
it
in
response
to
thelatestnuclearprovocationswouldonlyreinforcePyongyang'sweakhand
and
provethat
bad
behaviorpays.
As
theAgreedFrameworkshows,suchanegotiationproduces
bad
agreements.
At
thesametime,
we
needtomovequicklytofleshoutthe"tailoredcontainment"policythePresidentapprovedattheNSCmeetingonNovember
13.
Partlybecausewehave
not
yetdefinedtheelements
of
this
approach,
we
are,
forthemoment,cedingtheinitiative
to
theNorthKoreans.
We
needtoclarify
our
basicprinciplesandstrategy.
Our
approachshouldfocuson
pressures
we
canbringtobear.Examples
of
suchpressures
are:
a
UNSC
resolutionprohibitingNorthKoreanmissileexports(whichwouldstrengthenourhandinthenextuYemeni
SCUD"
case);cutting
off
fundsNorthKoreareceivesfromabroad,suchfromastheChosenSoreninJapan;
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