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North Korea / Kim Death / Nuclear / Richardson Interview #1010051

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 19, 2011
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(Studio: Sanjay Gupta) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tom Foreman) The concern about a nuclear North Korea after the death of Kim Jong Il examined; details given about the military muscle, the nuclear threat, missile, artillery and infantry capabilities that could be used against South Korea.

(Studio: Sanjay Gupta; DMZ: Paula Hancocks) The concerns the new Korean leader Kim Jong Un might carry out an action of empowerment, the issue of readiness to respond to any provocation from North Korea and the alert status in South Korea discussed.

(Studio: Sanjay Gupta) Live discussion held with former New Mexico Governor and diplomatic troubleshooter Bill Richardson about North Korea. [RICHARDSON - says the real danger is the uncertainty in a totally new situation and a cult of personality in the line of succession; notes Korea has sold nuclear material to other countries; suggests engaging, not isolating them.]

Gupta, Sanjay;
Foreman, Tom;
Hancocks, Paula

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