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April 6th, 2009
09:30 AM ET

Rice: "Grave concern" over missile launch

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice speaks to CNN's Kiran Chetry about North Korea's rocket launch.
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice speaks to CNN's Kiran Chetry about North Korea's rocket launch.

North Korea's controversial missile launch on Sunday sent the UN Security Council into an emergency session and President Obama was woken up at 4:30am with a phone call in Prague.

It's the President's first major international security dilemma. But even after hours UN officials left their late night meeting with no response.

America's Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, joined us live.


What do you think? What steps should the United Nations take in response to North Korea's missile launch?

Filed under: North Korea
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Pantonar

    Too much is being made of N. Korea's joket-rocket. The thing broke apart and fell to the ocean, so what else is new from that starving country's dreamy endeavors ?
    But t from our own end, how can we influence and actually help the North Korean nation free itself from such an incompetent system and government ? by isolating them further ? by threatening them with our own weapons of mass destruction ? by showing them how good and altruistic we have been to the people of Irak in invading their country and destroying it, based on two lies ?
    In this day and age news travel fast and is available immediately, not only in text but in images, to the whole world.
    Main stream media is doomed if it doesn't cease its bias in reporting events according to the dictates of the powerful groups of interest that own it. This is obviously impossible; hence its doom.
    As for the N. Koreans, maybe they know much more than we would like them to but are in a dep hole of their own creation.

    April 6, 2009 at 4:06 pm |
  2. Patrick S. - Richmond, VA

    The U.S. should inspect every ship going in and out of North Korea to make sure they are not carrying anything that can be used for their missile or nuclear program. This will also make sure they are not involved in nuclear proliferation.

    April 6, 2009 at 3:54 pm |
  3. Fred Robinson

    Good Morning Kiran:

    Anything North Korea launches should be blasted out of the sky. The despot that rules NK should ride on the next one.

    Did you phome in sick last Friday?


    April 6, 2009 at 10:29 am |