April 5th, 2009
03:00 PM ET
14 years ago

Reed calls for UN action against North Korea

(CNN) - The United Nations Security Council should immediately respond to North Korea's recent rocket launch, Rhode Island Sen. Jack Reed said Sunday on CNN's State of the Union.

"This was the deliberate provocation against the wishes not only of the United States but of the international community and the regional powers, China, Japan, Russia," said Reed, a member of the Senate Armed Forces Committee.

"So [President Obama] has to go initially to the United Nations Security Council and, I think, produce some concrete sanctions either enhancing the enforcement of present sanctions or additional sanctions in order to respond to what is a very calculated, very provocative act on the North Koreans."

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  1. Bill Crawford

    North Korea probably spent most of their weapons budget on that one rocket. Their idle threats are nothing more than a cry out for attention from a very bizarre little dictator . Sanctions mean nothing to a man who runs a nation where most of his citizens already don't have the "luxury" of electricity or running water. What would I say to North Korea? You think you can play with the big boys? Prove it. Otherwise, jusy shut up.
    You're doing a great job on the show, John. That URI education has done you well!

    April 5, 2009 07:11 pm at 7:11 pm |
  2. Nemsud

    The story should say "various intelligence officials".

    April 5, 2009 07:23 pm at 7:23 pm |
  3. Carmine Abbattiello

    Its time for a pre-emptive strike on North Korean military installations, primarily to de-fang them, because you never know when a rabid dog will bite.

    April 5, 2009 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  4. Ernesto

    Let Japan handle it. We should simply let a few of these world problems be addresssed by someone else. Shoot the next one down, but trusting the North Koreans to do the right is rediculous. They behave badly and consistantly.

    April 5, 2009 07:46 pm at 7:46 pm |
  5. Chris

    Now that we have a socialist leader for president, I wouldn't worry about him getting us into any more wars ...... he'll either turn 'the other cheek' or simply use his 'silver' tongue much as a warrior would a sword. Only problem is that we're against a much more agressive warrior that follows their own rules of engagement.

    April 5, 2009 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
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