88 Total Quotes

Christopher Hill Quotes

These kids mean the absolute world to me, ... In Iraq, you have your good days and your bad days. On the days I was feeling down, I'd look through their cards. It was a reminder of how I was making a difference.
Christopher Hill
#Iraq

The issue is how we express the elements in the text.
Christopher Hill
#Elements

Both of us (US and Japan) had discussions with the Chinese host. Chinese host tried to put forward some ideas,
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#Chinese

So the question is why are they standing aside, losing so much money from only the energy agreement ... they have to answer that question.
Christopher Hill
#Agreement

The only thing North Korea is interested in discussing is a light-water reactor. No country is going to provide North Korea with a light-water reactor. So we have reached a bit of a standoff.
Christopher Hill
#Country

a good effort to try to bridge the remaining differences, which I believe are difficult but certainly not insurmountable.
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#Believe

The latest draft put together by the Chinese delegation is a very negotiated document, ... We were really getting close, close to the end of this round.
Christopher Hill
#Chinese

We have confidence that Filipino people will be able to deal with their problems. We are following the events closely.
Christopher Hill
#Confidence

First they have got to disarm, create a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula, and once they are back in the NPT with IAEA safeguards, at an appropriate time we'll have a discussion about the subject of the provision of a light-water reactor.
Christopher Hill
#Create

First they have got to disarm, create a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula, and once they are back in the NPT with IAEA safeguards, at an appropriate time we'll have a discussion about the subject of the provision of a light-water reactor,
Christopher Hill
#Create

The light-water reactor for us is a non-starter.
Christopher Hill
#Light

Several delegations, including ours, had difficulties with it,
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#Difficulty

The Beijing agreement on principle in September I think was a very important agreement, but it needs to be followed up on an agreement on implementation.
Christopher Hill
#Agreement

It has been very obvious to us that they are not so much interested in electricity,
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#Electricity

We think there has been a very good package on the table and we believe the D.P.R.K. needs to look very carefully.
Christopher Hill
#Believe

It's hard to be optimistic or pessimistic at this point. It hasn't started,
Christopher Hill
#Hard

I think they should focus on what is on the table,
Christopher Hill
#Focus

[China has been pushing the North Koreans] to be essentially team players, ... They really have had a substantive impact.
Christopher Hill
#China

This is first time they have committed to completely dismantle their weapons in an international agreement. They cannot just stall and pretend it does not exist. I think they have gotten the message.
Christopher Hill
#Agreement

The Chinese have given us a text to react to, some ideas, so we're looking at those and having some internal discussions and talking with people in Washington,
Christopher Hill
#Chinese

I think it's fair to say we have a rather major disagreement on this point.
Christopher Hill
#Disagreement

First, they have got to disarm (and) create a nuclear-free Korean peninsula.
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#Create

Whether this agreement helps solve this will depend in large measure on what we do in the days and weeks that follow.
Christopher Hill
#Agreement

It wasn't easy, but I think important things don't come easily, and I think it's a very important agreement.
Christopher Hill
#Agreement

We are expecting people to come forward and the talks to begin on Saturday.
Christopher Hill
#People

The problem is not we don't have talks, the problem is we need to have more action. The gap is between five of us and one of them.
Christopher Hill
#Action

We discussed some specific ideas about how we could make the process move ahead.
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#Ideas

Twenty-four million dollars is less than one week of the energy proposals in the six-way talks.
Christopher Hill
#Energy

We're not expecting North Korea to become a Jeffersonian democracy, but we do expect them to sit down and talk to us about these issues, to talk to the international community.
Christopher Hill
#Democracy

So for every four weeks they delay, they lose 80 million dollars, and you can do the math from here.
Christopher Hill
#Delay