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Jonathan thank you and then there's North Korea which first said we don't want to war.
But now does the north Koreans are threatening to scrap the now sixteen year old cease fire that suspended the fighting in the Korean War which as you know is not over.
And North Korea's warning of unspecified.
That from the -- state run media quoting a military spokesman no peace treaty ever officially ended the Korean War.
28000 US troops are stationed just across the demilitarized zone in South Korea to help protect our ally South -- should Pyongyang do some weird.
North Korea's latest tough talk comes admitted new international push to slap it would further economic punishment after its third nuclear test last month.
It's also upset about joint American and South Korean military exercise them pencil -- the began days ago and continue into the future.
And all of this just days after the former NBA star Dennis Rodman hung out with Kim Jong Hoon and claim -- an awesome kid who says he does not want to war.
Rodman was there for basketball camp but there's one -- more just after.
And for that we turn to the -- -- chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt is live the United Nations.
It looks like basketball diplomacy works about as well as sanctions.
Now the US United Nations is hammering out a draft resolution to deal with North Korea what does it -- Well according to the US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice this drop the resolution would impose some of the toughest financial punishments.
Ever handed down by the United Nations listen.
For the first time ever this resolution targets the illicit activities.
Of North Korean diplomatic personnel.
North Korean banking relationships.
Illicit transfers a bulk cash.
And you travel restrictions.
Now what -- -- -- that resolution says implicitly rather than explicitly.
Is that North Korean officials not taking advantage of diplomatic immunity.
Just smuggle in -- out of the country both nuclear technology.
And -- minds of cash in the clear aim of this resolution shaft.
Is to put an end to that kind of illegal.
Under international all activity what what about this threat to cancel the cease fire -- South Koreans.
That -- got a pretty -- and short response from the White House earlier today listen.
What with the PRK will achieve nothing.
By threats -- provocations.
Which will only further isolate.
North Korea and undermine international efforts to.
Ensure peace and stability in northeast Asia we.
We have urged the North Korean leadership to heed president Obama's call to choose the path of peace and come into compliance with its international obligations.
Now the Security Council meeting here the United Nations has wrapped up but today that dropped resolutions still being considered.
But a vote is expected on a chat before the end of the week and what -- is very important to note here.
Is that China seems to be all board -- this resolution.
That is an important step forward and as far as we understand -- not one single member state is -- -- for a debriefing from Dennis Rodman.
The fall that.
Boat show that's coming.
Jonathan Hunt at the United Nations thanks Gordon -- here now author of nuclear showdown North Korea takes on the world.
China is all for it that's no good that's no good -- China will enforce it.
Absolutely you know China's voted in favor of sanctions in North Korea and then just turned around and ignored -- in your file footage which you just showed there were mobile missile launchers.
North Korea got them because China sold them that go clear violation of Security Council resolutions and then you know the United States did nothing about that we we talk about the north Koreans are upset because we demanded sanctions after the nuclear test.
We talk about the north Koreans are upset because we're doing joint military exercise in the South Korea.
But history says there's more -- this yes history says that the north Koreans will commit a provocation within months after the inauguration of the South Korean president to test the resolve with a new leader.
Ballpark gung -- was inaugurated eight days ago.
So that's maybe the north Koreans might follow through on their threats because that's what history says we have no reason to worry that this new guy -- the younger Rodman's best friend is gonna do anything weird.
Yeah he could easily do something weird because he hasn't consolidated control in Pyongyang on the generals are still running free.
And you know he can't really control and so we you know who knows what's gonna happen in these types of situations when a regime is in disarray the hardest line sets the tone.
The hardest line sets the tone for insurance always give me thank you thank you.
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