White House Plans To Continue To 'Isolate And Pressure' North Korea

Category: US Politics / Feb 20, 2013 4:09PM EDT
Responding to a video recently released by a North Korean news agency, which shows flames super-imposed over video of U.S. soldiers and President Barack Obama, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday (February 20) that the United States was more concerned about North Korea's actions than "propaganda." "I read about it. I haven't seen it. I would simply say that provocative propaganda is far less concerning to us, and to our allies, than provocative actions that violate North Korea's commitments to the United Nations and the international community - it's flagrant violations of its commitments when it comes to its nuclear weapons program. And we are working with our allies to isolate and pressure North Korea appropriately, given it's continuing defiance of its international obligations," Carney told reporters. The ratcheting-up of rhetoric follows a North Korean nuclear test last week, in defiance of UN resolutions. Pyongyang said the aim of the test was to bolster its defenses given the hostility of the United States, which has led a push to impose sanctions on North Korea. Video Source: Reuters