tv Secretary of State Mike Pompeo U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley CSPAN July 20, 2018 9:22pm-9:34pm EDT
host: peter sullivan with "the hill." you can read his reporting on thehill.com. thanks for joining us. peter: thanks for having me. >> on friday, secretary of state mike pompeo and u.n. ambassador nikki haley met with members of the un security council to talk about korea. the two met with reporters where pompeo was asked president vladimir putin making a possible visit to the u.s. this fall. this is about 10 minutes. secretary pompeo: good afternoon, everyone. i want to commend ambassador
haley and her team here at the united nations. leadership on north korea has been evident this morning. the reason i came here today was to meet with members of the un security council, south korea and japan as well, to convey details on my work to trip -- on my work to north korea and the progress made there. i also met with the un's theetary-general to discuss topic and other topics as well. the countries of the security council are united on the need for final and fully their five denuclearize asian of north korea, as agreed to by chairman kim. the strict enforcement of is critical to us achieving this goal. all member states have unanimously agreed to enforce sanctions on north korea, and we expect them to honor those commitments.
if they are not enforced, prospects for denuclearization diminished.ea are right now, north korea is illegally smuggling petroleum products. -- these illegal transfers from ship to ship are the prominent means by which these are happening. these transfers happened at least 89 times in the first five months of this year and they continue to occur. the united states reminds ever u.n. member states of its responsibility to stop illegal --p-to-ship's transfers .hip-to-ship transfers we also need to crack down on smuggling of coal by seas and the presence of north korean guestworkers in certain countries. north korean cyber thefts and other criminal activities are also generating significant revenues for the regime and they must be stopped. president trump remains upbeat
about the prospect of denuclearization of north korea. so do i, as progress is happening. it is the trump administration's hope that one day north korea could be in our midst here at the united nations, not as a pariah but as a friend. un security council meetings in which the korean missile programs or not the agenda time and time again. we will be able to focus on so many urgent problems that face our world. i believe this reality is possible and so does president trump, but it will take full enforcement of sanctions for us to get there. it will also take chairman kim following through on his personal commitment that he made to president trump in singapore. the path ahead is not easy. it will take time. but our hopes for a safer world for all of us and a brighter future for north korea remain our objective. ambassador haley. thank you, soey:
much, and i'm grateful for secretary pompeo meeting with the security council today. 18 months ago when i came in, our biggest concern was north korea. everybody was wondering when that new test was going to happen, everyone was wondering when a new threat would occur, and the entire international community thought something had to happen. it was a herculean task by the security council to past three massive sanctions packages, getting rid of all exports, 90% of their trade, 30% of their oil, expelling labor workers and scheduling that down, making sure all joint ventures stop, theof that combined with international community coming together and expelling diplomats andstopping communication, with the president's tough stance, all of that was really
the combination that brought north korea to the table. now, north korea and the u.s. have started to have talks. and as those things are on the security council and in the international community have the support those talks. the best way we can support those talks is to not loosen the sanctions. and what we have been seeing is certain countries wanting waivers, certain countries wanting less sanctions, certain countries wanting to do more. and what we continue to can't do one we thing until we see north korea to their promise to denuclearize. thel that action happens, security council is going to hold tight, the international community, we ask you to hold tight as we go forward. some of our friends have decided
they want to go around the rules. you sub violations of the oil ban. saw violations of the oil ban, 89 times when that has happened. we have photographs, proof of ship-two-ship transfers. and our friends, we decided to come together and make sure this stops. the u.s. yesterday put a halt to all additional refined petroleum shipments to north korea. china and russia blocked it. for china and russia to block it, what are they telling us? are they telling us they want to continue supplying the soil? they claim they need more information. we don't need any more information. the sanctions committee has what it needs. we all know what is going forward. we put pressure on china and russia today to be good neighbors and help us continue with denuclearization.
a day of frank talk between the secretary, the foreign minister of south korea, our japanese friends and the security council to say, if we want to see success, we have to see a response from chairman kim and we have to hold the line until that happens. successful day, promising the security council remained united and continues to put pressure on our members to mop -- on our members to not falter on that process. reporter: you mentioned russia isn't being helpful on sanctions enforcement. the president mentioned after his meeting with president putin that the president of russia is helping on north korea. his russia reneging on an agreement they made with the president? and what did the other -- and what else did the presidents
>> enforcement of sanctions is a continuing process. there are places where the russians have been helpful. the russians have done many things to enforce these sanctions. we are deeply appreciative of that. we need to continue that. demand.not an american it is the world's demand. we need the world to continue to participate. in the country, russia or another one, where we find they are not doing their part, we will provide the information to them and demand every country in the world to their part. [indiscernible] good idea for the president to invite vladimir putin to the u.s. in the white
house? >> i am happy the two leaders continue to meet. if that meeting takes place in washington, that is all to the good. those conversations are incredibly important. we have senior leaders meeting with people all across the world that we have deep disagreements with. it is incredibly valuable that president trump and president putin engage in dialogue to resolve the issues are countries face. this makes an our missense and i am hopeful that meeting will take place this fall. >> final question from reuters. need toconcrete steps be taken to now to show they are committed to denuclearization? [inaudible]
have you seen those proposals, and what is the agreement they have reached? >> so lots of discussion taking place. discussion between president trump and president putin about the resolution in syria and how we might get the refugees back. the president shared with me the eight conversation they had. it is important to the world that these refugees are able to return home to their home country. it is what we have been working on, what the united nations has been working on. president putin and president trump did discuss that. the united states wants to be part of helping to achieve that resolution in syria. your first question was about what we need to see. it is straightforward. not my description of what needs to take place. made a promise and told not only president trump,
but president moon, that he was prepared to denuclearize. the north koreans understand what that means. there is no mistake about what the scope of denuclearization looks like. we need to see chairman kim do what he promised the world he would do. not very fancy, but it is the truth. >> [indiscernible] >> thank you. announcer: as part of our year plan, busthe seas ,ade the journey to juneau alaska. this weekend on book tv and american history tv, we feature our stops across alaska, showing the states natural beauty and delving into the history and culture.