Statement on the UN Security Council Elections

The United States congratulates Argentina, Australia, Luxembourg, the Republic of Korea and Rwanda on their election today as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council for 2013 and 2014. We look forward to a strong and productive partnership with these incoming members to address issues fundamental to international peace and security, including nuclear non-proliferation, counter-terrorism, conflict prevention and resolution, promotion of democracy and human rights, and the oversight of complex UN field operations.