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Nothing much can be done about North Korea

Business Times - 28 May 2009


Nothing much can be done about North Korea

US should get its allies to work on managing Pyongyang's emergence as a nuclear power

By LEON HADAR
WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT

NORTH Korea's defiant nuclear test has been condemned by the US and several other governments, including Russia, Japan, the European Union, as well as by China, Pyongyang's closest ally. And it has also prompted calls for more economic sanctions against the regime led by Kim Jong Il.

An emergency session of the 15-member United Nations Security Council, including the US and China, unanimously condemned the nuclear test on Monday.

Experts have concluded that the North Korean programme's first nuclear test was a partial failure. But Monday's explosion was comparable to the American atomic bombs dropped on Japan during World War II, suggesting that North Korea has a workable nuclear device and in on its way to joining the exclusive club of nuclear powers.

That development and …

Nothing much can be done about North Korea

Business Times - 28 May 2009


Nothing much can be done about North Korea

US should get its allies to work on managing Pyongyang's emergence as a nuclear power

By LEON HADAR
WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT

NORTH Korea's defiant nuclear test has been condemned by the US and several other governments, including Russia, Japan, the European Union, as well as by China, Pyongyang's closest ally. And it has also prompted calls for more economic sanctions against the regime led by Kim Jong Il.

An emergency session of the 15-member United Nations Security Council, including the US and China, unanimously condemned the nuclear test on Monday.

Experts have concluded that the North Korean programme's first nuclear test was a partial failure. But Monday's explosion was comparable to the American atomic bombs dropped on Japan during World War II, suggesting that North Korea has a workable nuclear device and in on its way to joining the exclusive club of nuclear powers.

That development and …