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His new reaction from Washington this morning as North Korea threatens to restart.
Its nuclear facilities.
Senior White House foreign affairs correspondent Wendell Goler is live at the White House so Wendell how does the White House responding to this.
My default -- say they've seen this movie before North Korea makes a series of threats to try and get a -- And UN sanctions like the new ones imposed after the North Korean nuclear test in February the threat to reopen the reactor -- -- beyond.
Follows a threat to end the 1953 armistice between the north and south.
Another threat to fire missiles at the US and video old soldiers shooting targets taken to be Americans.
Officials here say the north hasn't backed up the talk by moving troops are taking other actions but the US is taking the threat seriously.
The actions we've taken our prudent.
And they include on missile defense to enhance both the homeland and allied security.
And other actions like the B two B 52 flights.
Have been important steps to reassure our allies demonstrate our resolve to the north and reduce pressure on -- to take unilateral action.
Jay Carney also says the threat slowly further isolate the north -- the -- out his -- what -- reaction outside the White House Tavis what else.
Florida Republican senator Marco Rubio who's trying to show foreign policy credentials as he considers a a 2016 presidential bid -- weighed in on the latest developments.
-- rubio is warning the Obama administration not to reward North Korea for its bad behavior.
In a written statement he said quote I also call on the Obama administration to -- list North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism.
He went on to say history will not look kindly upon us if we do not learn the lessons of our past mistakes on North Korea and do nothing to change the status quo.
Meanwhile UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon says the crisis is going too far.
He told reporters North Korea appears to be on a collision course with the international community.
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