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(Studio: Tom Brokaw)
(Seoul: Dawn Fratangelo) North Korea’s announcement of its withdrawal from the international nuclear non-proliferation treaty featured; details given about South Korea’s worries about a war; scenes shown of officials meeting in South Korea. [North Korean ambassador to the U.N. PAK Gil Yon- says any sanctions by the US will be considered a declaration of war.] [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER – says President Bush is pleased with cooperation from China.]
(State Department: Andrea Mitchell) The shift in the administration’s focus from Iraq to North Korea examined; details given of shifts in Bush’s policy toward North Korea; scenes shown of North Korean representatives meeting with New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson in Santa Fe. [Secretary of State Colin POWELL - condemns North Korea’s actions.] [RICHARDSON – says the talks are going well.] [From “Kudlow and Cramer,” Vice President Dick CHENEY – says North Korea is taking advantage the US/U.N. focus on Iraq.] [Former U.N. ambassador Richard HOLBROOKE- says this is a terrible intersection of two crises.]
- Brokaw, Tom;
- Fratangelo, Dawn;
- Mitchell, Andrea
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