H.Res. 1735 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Tuesday, November 30, 2009, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA) on November 29, 2010.
H.Res. 1735 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
- “Condemns North Korea in the strongest terms for its unprovoked military attack against South Korea in violation of the Korean War Armistice Agreement and for causing civilian casualties;
- “Calls for North Korea to renounce further acts of aggression and abide by the terms of the Korean War Armistice Agreement and its international obligations;
- “Expresses its deep condolences and sympathy to the South Korean victims and their families;
- “Stands in solidarity with the people and Government of the Republic of Korea at this time of national crisis;
- “Reaffirms its strong commitment to the alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea, the security of South Korea, and stability on the Korean Peninsula;
- “Supports further close, security cooperation between the United States and the Republic of Korea;
- “Encourages continued dialogue and cooperation between the United States and United States allies and other countries in the region in the interests of enhancing peace and security in the Asia-Pacific region;
- “Calls on China to restrain North Korea, its treaty ally, from further acts of belligerence and to work constructively with the international community to promote regional stability;
- “Calls upon North Korea to immediately cease any and all uranium enrichment activities and take concrete steps to dismantle, under international verification and assistance, all sensitive nuclear facilities, in accordance with United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1695 (2006), 1718 (2006), and 1874 (2009); and
- “Urges responsible nations to abide by United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1695, 1718, and 1874, and to fully implement the sanctions and other obligations contained therein.”
According to the resolution’s findings, North Korea's shelling of Yeonpyeong Island follows the hostile torpedo attack against the South Korean naval vessel Cheonan on March 26, 2010, that killed 46 sailors.