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Taken Questions
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
March 10, 2003
Taken Question at March 10, 2003 Press Briefing

North Korea: RC135 Intercept Protest (Taken Question)

Question: Have we lodged a formal complaint with the North Koreans over their intercept of a U.S. reconnaissance plane? If so, how, when, where?

Answer: We delivered an oral protest through the New York channel on Monday, March 10. We reiterated our call on the North Koreans to adhere to international standards of behavior and avoid any further provocative or escalatory steps. We told the North Koreans that their provocations run counter to the international community's clear desire for a peaceful diplomatic path to ensuring a nuclear weapons-free Korean peninsula.

Released on March 10, 2003

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