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Good evening I'm Chris Wallace and so -- there.
North Korea today joined the club of nations that have put a satellite into space.
But the part that worries people here in Washington as that the same technology.
Can be applied to delivering nuclear warheads to the American West Coast.
North Korea is now part of a modern day axis of evil for the US.
Iran is thought to be working on a nuclear bomb.
And the explosive situation in Syria passed another landmark today.
We begin with -- chief Washington correspondent James Rosen at the State Department on the failure to keep the north Koreans ground.
With North Korea successful launch of the three state -- three rocket Tuesday night the Obama administration was left to ponder the limits of the engagement policy get as doggedly pursued with rogue regimes around the world.
But as we've seen in the case of North Korea as we've seen in the case of -- run to date.
It's their choice whether they take advantage -- he can spend his time and his money cheap enough missiles or you can feed its people pretty.
After the UN Security Council disbanded without announcing any punishments the White House and State Department again signaled their intention to outsource the job of pressuring Pyongyang to North Korea's patron state China but -- -- the Chinese.
They clear their opposition to this launch prior to it and -- regret over the fact that took place.
After it happened we are.
Very much -- -- to engage with our colleagues on the council and we will be searching for a clear and credible response.
Kim -- -- is now expected to try to capitalize on the boost to his internal standing -- Tuesday night's launch provided by moving swiftly to conduct another nuclear test.
Five years ago then Senator Obama vowed to conduct direct diplomacy -- dictators like Kim.
Would you be willing to meet separately without precondition during the first -- of -- administration in Washington or anywhere else with the leaders of Iran Syria.
Venezuela Cuba and North Korea in order to bridge the gap that divides our countries.
I -- And the reason is this that.
The notion that somehow not talking to conference.
Is punishment to them.
Which has been the guiding.
Diplomatic principle of this administration is ridiculous.
Yet it was under the Bush Administration that the six party talks were launched and achieve their most notable success.
North Korea's demolition in 2008 of -- water cooling tower used in its nuclear programs.
With the Obama administration ruling out direct US talks until North Korea on -- international law.
The Stalinist dictatorship appears to be making rapid progress at becoming a full fledged nuclear state that can threaten the US homeland.
This is -- really important engineering -- they did this under extremely difficult circumstances within a very tight timetable for the only way.
That we're gonna solve the North Korean nuclear weapons problem.
Is by ending North Korea now that's an arduous task I recognize that but in the short term we've used up that conventional.
An aide to secretary of state Clinton told me the administration is giving concrete ideas to the north Koreans for a year -- so -- steps for -- proposals.
The Pyongyang has steadily revolved.
With a new secretary of state seem to take office it's unclear but a second Obama term will produce any changes in the north's current trajectory.
-- of out of its rockets Chris.
James Rosen reporting from the state -- and James thanks for about.
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