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10 February 1998

TEXT: PRESIDENT CERTIFIES N. KOREAN COOPERATION ON SEVERAL ISSUES

(Pyongyang complying with provisions of Agreed Framework)  (340)



Washington -- President Clinton certified February 10 that North Korea
is complying with the provisions of the Agreed Framework between North
Korea and the United States, cooperating fully in the canning and safe
storage of spent nuclear fuel, and has not significantly diverted
assistance provided by the United States for purposes for which it was
not intended.


The certification is required by title II of the Foreign Operations,
Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1998
(Public Law 105-118).


Following is the text of the Presidential Determination:



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THE WHITE HOUSE



Office of the Press Secretary



February 10, 1998



Presidential Determination



No.   98-14



February 9, 1998



MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE



SUBJECT:  U.S. Contribution to the Korean Peninsula



Energy Development Organization (KEDO)



Pursuant to the requirements set forth under the heading
"Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining and Related Programs" in
title II of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related
Programs Appropriations Act, 1998 (Public Law 105-118), I certify
that:


(1)(A) the parties to the Agreed Framework are taking steps to assure
that progress is made on the implementation of the January 1, 1992,
Joint Declaration on the Denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and
the implementation of the North-South dialogue, and (B) North Korea is
complying with the other provisions of the Agreed Framework between
North Korea and the United States and with the Confidential Minute;


(2) North Korea is cooperating fully in the canning and safe storage
of all spent fuel from its graphite-moderated nuclear reactors and
that such canning and safe storage is scheduled to be completed by
April 1, 1998; and


(3) North Korea has not significantly diverted assistance provided by
the United States for purposes for which it was not intended.


You are authorized and directed to report this determination to the
Congress and to publish it in the Federal Register.


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