In the News – U.S. discussing next steps on N. Korea: State Dept.

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In the News – U.S. discussing next steps on N. Korea: State Dept.

By Lee Chi-dong
WASHINGTON, March 30 (Yonhap) — The United States is talking with its allies and others about what to do if North Korea launches a long-range rocket in mid-April in defiance of repeated warnings, an official said Friday.

Mark Toner, deputy spokesman for the State Department, said it is a matter of mutual trust, especially after a Feb. 29 deal between Washington and Pyongyang on nascent confidence-building measures.

“This launch, if it goes forward, would call into question the credibility of all North Korea’s commitments,” he said at a press briefing. Continue reading