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Officials here are not minimizing the seriousness of the artillery barrage, which came shortly after revelations of new North Korean nuclear activity.
But they say the Obama administration intends to move carefully and deliberately in the face of what the White House calls "belligerent action."
U.S. envoy for North Korea Stephen Bosworth, who was dispatched to the region earlier this week after Pyongyang revealed an apparent uranium enrichment plant, conferred with senior Chinese officials on the artillery attack.
"What China has to do is step up to the plate, abide by international agreements, international commitments," Klinger said. "And instead, what it's been doing is increasing its economic engagement with North Korea in an unconditional manner, which really undermines the effectiveness of the U.N. sanctions as well as the conditionality that's inherently part of the six-party negotiations."
Originally posted by DragonTattooz
Here's my question- Why does the US need to promise a "Unified, measured" response?
This is none of our business. If SK should seek redress via the UN, then fine, whatever (we don't need to go into the joke that the UN is, ok?). Oh, wait, we have corporate interests over there. my bad. Carry on.