February 17th, 2009
05:00 AM ET
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Clinton warns against N. Korean missile launch

Anti-war activists hold placards during a rally near the U.S. embassy in Seoul on Tuesday.
Anti-war activists hold placards during a rally near the U.S. embassy in Seoul on Tuesday.

TOKYO, Japan (CNN) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made her strongest comments yet about North Korea Tuesday during her tour of Asia.

Speaking at a news conference with Japanese Foreign Minister Hirofumi Nakasone, the U.S. secretary warned that a possible North Korean missile launch "would be very unhelpful in moving our relationship forward." Clinton said the U.S. is "watching very closely" actions by North Korea.

U.S. officials recently said they obtained evidence that North Korea was gearing up for a launch of a long-range missile.

North Korean officials disputed the claim, saying in the country's official news agency that North Korea was preparing to launch a satellite.

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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. William A. Schaedler from St. Louis

    If I were the North Koreans I would ignore Clinton. Just who does she think she is? It's time for the USA to stop trying to rule the globe. Rome tried that years ago and where is Rome today?

    February 17, 2009 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  2. Brian

    The GOP is willing to leave Minnesota with only half of its representation in the Senate.............. What is wrong with you people????

    February 17, 2009 09:53 am at 9:53 am |