U.S. calls on North Korea to make different choice
Thursday, April 04, 2013 - 00:28
April 4 - The State Department said if North Korea makes a different choice the U.S. will respond. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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STORY: U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said that if North Korea "made a different choice we will respond."
"Unfortunately, all we've seen in response to those offers has been more aggressive rhetoric," she added.
Earlier, the United States said it would soon send a missile defence system to Guam to defend it from North Korea, as the U.S. military adjusts to what Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called a "real and clear danger" from Pyongyang.
Hours later, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said North Korea had moved what appeared to be a mid-range Musudan missile to its east coast. It was not clear if the North planned to fire the rocket or was just putting it on display as a show of force, one South Korean government source was quoted as saying.
North Korea also barred entry to a joint industrial complex it shares with the South for a second day on Thursday and said it would shut the zone if Seoul continued to insult it.
Events on the Korean peninsula have begun to unnerve global financial markets long used to the rhetoric North Korea routinely hurls at Seoul and Washington.
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