U.S. sees N.Korea artillery attack as "one-off"
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)
- Islamic State executes soldiers, takes hostages at Syria base: social media
- WHO shuts Sierra Leone lab after worker infected with Ebola
- Gaza truce holding but Israel's Netanyahu under fire at home |
- Talks optimism fades as Ukraine says Russia makes new incursion |
- 'Men in green' raise suspicions of east Ukrainian villagers