Secy. Kim Jong Il Receives Letter of U.S. President


PYONGYANG, October 22 (KCNA) -- Comrade Kim Jong Il, the great leader of our party and our people, received a letter on Oct. 20 from U.S. President Bill Clinton as regards assurances for the provision of light water reactors and for arrangements for interim energy alternatives. The letter says:

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His Excellency Kim Jong Il,

Supreme leader of the Democratic

People's Republic of Korea

Pyongyang

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Excellency; I wish to conform to you that I will use the full powers of my office to facilitate arrangements for the financing and construction of a light water nuclear power reactor project within the DPRK, and the funding and implementation of interim energy alternatives for the Democratic People's Republic of Korea pending completion of the first reactor unit of the light-water reactor project. In addition, in the event that this reactor project is not completed for reasons beyond the control of the DPRK, I will use the full powers of my office to provide, to the extent necessary, such a project from the United States, subject to approval of the U.S. Congress. Similarly, in the event that the interim energy alternatives are not provided for reasons beyond the control of the DPRK, I will use the full powers of my office to provide, to the extend necessary, such interim energy alternatives from the United States, subject to the approval of the U.S. Congress. I will follow this course of action so long as the DPRK continues to implement the policies described in the agreed framework between the United States of America and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

Sincerely,

Bill Clinton

President of U.S.A.

The White House

Washington

October 20, 1994.

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