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North Korea / Nuclear Showdown / Slaughter Interview #841780

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 17, 2006
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) New signs of nuclear activity in North Korea while leader Kim Jong Il partied introduced.

(Pentagon: Barbara Starr) The developing story of North Korea's preparations for more nuclear tests featured; map shown; details given of satellite evidence of possible activity at Korean nuclear sites & of worries further tests might destabilize the region. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - comments on the speculation.] [Former ambassador James LILLEY‡- says Kim is thumbing his nose at the world.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: Suzanne Malveaux) The administration's response to developments in North Korea reviewed; details given about Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's trip to Asia to get sanctions against North Korea carried out by South Korea & China. The prospects Korea will perform further tests discussed. [US nuclear envoy Christopher HILL†- says a second test would be seen by the international community as an aggressive act.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Seoul: Dan Rivers) The reaction in South Korea to events examined; details given about what Rice will tell the South Koreans about sanctions.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Princeton University's Ann-Marie Slaughter about North Korea. [In-studio, SLAUGHTER - says we have to be certain to keep from exporting nuclear technology; explains why other nations are reluctant to enforce sanctions against North Korea & how Kim could respond with a military conflict; states we need to find a way for Kim to save face, including direct talks as well as sanctions.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The "raw data" on trade with North Korea outlined on screen.

Cooper, Anderson;
Starr, Barbara;
Malveaux, Suzanne;
Rivers, Dan

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