Ambassador Susan Rice: US Will Respond to North Korea’s Nuke Test with the ‘Usual Drill’
February 12, 2013 - 1:51 pm
As a nuclear North Korea proves once again that it’s improving its technology and moving close to marrying a small nuclear device with a more powerful rocket, the United States’ initial reaction Tuesday was a big ho-hum.
Asked Tuesday morning whether she expects a strong condemnation from the United Nations, U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said: “We’ll do the usual drill.”
It was a surprising response to an international incident that was largely seen as a threat to the U.S. and one that prompted the U.N. Security Council to call an emergency meeting of world representatives.
“I don’t know how you come up with a more dangerous scenario than this,” Gordon Chang, author of “The Coming Collapse of China,” said on Fox News. “This is a very bad dynamic for us.”
North Korea’s nuke test reportedly shows a major advancement in their weapons program, both in miniaturization and weaponization.