The United States said on Monday that it will continue to press the United Nations Security Council for a strong response to this weekend’s rocket launch by North Korea, a rocket that President Obama said could be used for long-range missiles.
The U.S. and others have called the launch a failure. But North Korea claimed success, and its real victory may have been in capturing the world’s attention.
Leon Sigal, with the Social Science Research Council, joins Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the results of the launch, China’s influence on North Korea and the possibilty of sanctions.
For more on the launch, read Worldfocus editorial consultant Peter Eisner’s analysis: Diplomacy should trump name-calling in dealing with Korea.
For more on South-North Korea relations, see Wide Angle’s “Field Trip to the DMZ,” showcasing North Korean defectors living in South Korea.
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