North Korea’s nuclear test in defiance of global sanctions drew condemnation and vows of tough action by the United Nations Security Council as President Barack Obama warned of consequences for the regime.
North Korea’s possible involvement in the sinking of a South Korean warship last month may have overshadowed today’s meeting in Shanghai between the South’s president, Lee Myung Bak, and Chinese counterpart Hu Jintao.
The death of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il presents a potential crisis for President Barack Obama, complicating U.S. efforts to press the regime to abandon its nuclear arsenal and cease belligerent behavior.
President Barack Obama and South Korean President Park Geun Hye said North Korea’s regime is too unpredictable to know whether Kim Jong Un is ready to ratchet down tensions and they vowed his threats won’t win concessions.
Google Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt may travel to North Korea over opposition from the U.S. State Department, becoming the highest-profile businessman to visit the isolated nation since Kim Jong Un succeeded his father as leader just over a year ago.