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Asan Nuclear Forum

Energy Security or Nuclear Security

Session: Regency Room
Date/Time: February 19, 2013 / 10:30-11:45

Moderator: Scott Sagan Stanford University


Gareth Evans The Australian National University
Alfredo Labbé Mission of Chile to the UN, Vienna
Park Goon Cherl KEPCO International Nuclear Graduate School


Duyeon Kim, Center for Arms Control and Non-proliferation
Jenny Town, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Press Release Brief

Park Goon Cherl
1. The connection between national security and energy security is the continuation of nuclear power generation and just the matter the nuclear security.

2. All South Korean (nuclear energy) activity is under the watch of the US and the IAEA, which is why South Korea wants to be the leading country on nuclear safety and security.

3. Even if Korea does pyroprocessing, it will not be alone but based on joint research with the US.

Garesth Evans
1. National security problems arise from three risk areas: 1) proliferation, 2) terrorism, 3) nuclear security.

Alfredo Labbe
1. When it comes to energy security, national policies should be made compatible with global security requirements and international law. Thus, national energy security within international energy security is the model to lead this discussion.

2. Article VI of the NPT grants the inalienable right to peaceful uses of nuclear energy for countries that abide by Article II and III of the NPT.