Wednesday, February 12, 2003
EU FOREIGN POLICY OFFICIAL: Sanctions against the DPRK will only make things worse.
"In any case, my recommendation is to try to take measures which don't amount to escalation," Javier Solana said at a news conference, which wrapped up his three-day visit to Seoul.This is, of course, perfectly sensible. And it sends a message to the DPRK that the EU doesn't really care whether North Korea becomes a nuclear weapons state or not. Get used to it.
"I don't think it is the moment to impose sanctions. I think sanctions will contribute to the opposite of what we want to take - which is to defuse the crisis," he said.