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Good evening I'm Bret -- North Korea and South Korea are still technically at war and have banned for six decades.
Today President Obama met with the south's new leader amid bellicose Boeing's from the north about the resumption in fighting.
-- the tough talk from the president was immediately compared and contrasted with the administration in action on the other side of the world.
Chief White House correspondent Ed Henry has tonight's top story.
President Obama talking tough about North Korea after its first meetings with South Korea's new president -- moon hey -- in short.
The days when North Korea could create a crisis and Melissa concessions.
Those miserable while president pox demeanor may be gentle she tried to project -- menacing image.
This is collecting that regarding North Korea's -- and bad behavior we won't make them pay so it North Korea engages in provocations and will fully trust the judgment of our military took our military make that judgment which they feel is the right thing they should act accordingly with.
Obama quickly found himself on defense however over its handling of another hot spot Syria when a reporter pressed on whether a failure to act against perceived violations of the American red line side by Syrian president Bashar Al Assad.
Could embolden North Korean dictator Kim Jung un and other bad actors around the world.
Having -- be severe costs in doing nothing.
That's why we're not doing nothing from what I've said is that we have evidence.
That there has been.
The use of chemical weapons inside Syria but.
I don't make decisions based on perceived and I can organize international.
Coalitions around -- We tried that in the past by the way and have been worked out well.
Beyond that shot against former President Bush's execution of the Iraq War mr.
Obama cited -- take downs of Osama bin Laden and Moammar Qaddafi to claim he's serious about driving aside from power.
In the end.
Whether there's been laden or -- Can we say did.
We're taking a position.
I would think at this point the international community has pretty good sense that we typically follow through our commitments.
While North Korea blinked Monday and removed two ballistic missiles from a launch site.
Today the Korean People's Army threaten the US and South Korea over joint naval drills in the yellow -- With state TV in North Korea warning that even a single shell drops across the territorial waters during the task.
The north we'll start firing at South Korea.
-- it all -- forces will turn the five islands in the west sea of Korea into a sea of flames but -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today that the US and our allies are prepared for any contingency.
But he said he hopes North Korea realizes the better option.
These peace -- -- this of the panel Ed Henry loved north long -- thank you.
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