The White House: Released the following Statement by the NSA Susan A. Rice, " North Korea's launch using ballistic missile technology, following so closely after its January 6 nuclear test, represents yet another destabilizing and provocative action and is a flagrant violation of multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions. North Korea’s missile and nuclear weapons programs represent serious threats to our interests--including the security of some of our closest allies--and undermine peace and security in the broader region.
We condemn today's launch and North Korea's determination to prioritize its missile and nuclear weapons programs over the well-being of its people, whose struggles only intensify with North Korea’s diversion of scarce resources to such destabilizing activities.
The United States is fully committed to the security of our allies in the region, and we will take all necessary steps to defend ourselves and our allies and respond to North Korean provocations. We call upon the international community to stand together and demonstrate to North Korea that its reckless actions must have serious consequences. "
Lets Get Real:
The North Korean government is acting up because it has seen that Iran gets 150 billion for not going nuclear; of course a lot of writers on the right think that the Tehran Regime will take the money and still build the bomb; NK wants the same attention from the Obama Administration before a new Administration takes over, thus one can expect more tempter tantrums from North Korea, the question is what will it do next, that is always the worry with the North it might go to far, the isolation of NK makes it hard to read.