U.S. sees N.Korea artillery attack as "one-off"

WASHINGTON Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:19am EST

WASHINGTON Nov 24 (Reuters) - The United States believes North Korea's artillery attack on a South Korean island this week was an isolated action and not part of a wider campaign by Pyongyang, the State Department said on Wednesday.

State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley also said the United States expects China to use its influence to get North Korea to cease its provocative behavior, saying Beijing could play a "pivotal" role in helping to calm the situation. (Reporting by Arshad Mohammed; Editing by John O'Callaghan)

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Comments (6)
TheLeftCoast wrote:
…one off?? I guess when the Nazi war machine was rolling into Poland, it was a ‘one off’ too.

remember Nevill Chamberlins words…”peace in our time” ?

…yeah right…as the North Koreans build their nuke bomb factories.

Nov 24, 2010 12:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
station3gc wrote:
This attack by N. Korea is a slap in the face to the rest of the world. It is time for the international community to prosecute Kim Jung Il on war crimes.

Nov 24, 2010 1:06pm EST  --  Report as abuse
leftycommie wrote:
Obama’s weak response is exactly what the North Koreans were hoping for.

Nov 24, 2010 1:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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