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North Korea / Nuclear Weapons / Kim #841175

ABC Evening News for Monday, Oct 09, 2006
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The nuclear threat from North Korea, which set off an underground test, introduced.

(Pentagon: Jonathan Karl) The world reaction to North Korea's nuclear test featured; details given of concerns about what North Korea actually did in the test & about what it could next. [President BUSH - says this is a threat to international peace & security.] [North Korean Ambassador to U.N. PAK Gil Yon†- expresses pride in the nuclear test.] [Nuclear proliferation expert Joseph CIRINCIONE†- says it does not have a deliverable weapon.] [John F. Kennedy School of Government Graham ALLISON†- says we should worry about it selling a nuclear bomb to Al Qaeda.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(White House: Martha Raddatz) The two options open to responding to a North Korean test examined; details given about the US proposal for sanctions & the unlikelihood that China or Russia will back sanctions. [U.N. Ambassador John BOLTON†- comments.] [Former National Security Council official Michael GREEN†- outlines China's view.] [Naval War College professor Jonathan POLLACK†- outlines the problems with a military strike.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Seoul: Mark Litke) What North Korean leader Kim Jong Il may have wanted with a nuclear test examined; details given about the eccentric Kim, his interest in getting respect & his fears about the US. [Former US ambassador to South Korea Donald GREGG†, Seoul National University professor LHO Kyong Soo†, New Mexico Governor Bill RICHARDSON†- characterize Kim & why Korea wants nuclear weapons.]

Gibson, Charles;
Karl, Jonathan;
Raddatz, Martha;
Litke, Mark

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