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U.S. Isn’t ‘Getting Too Jumpy’ on Kim Threats, Rice Says

Posted By admin On April 7, 2013 @ 6:19 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Flavia Krause-Jackson
Bloomberg [1]
April 7, 2013

The U.S. wants to send a message that America can defend itself and allies without “getting too jumpy” about North Korea’s barrage of threats, Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said.

While North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un “appears to be pushing the envelope,” the U.S. is seeking “a de-escalation of these tensions,” Rice said yesterday in an interview with Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC.

“Our interest is in reminding him and those around him of the benefits of an alternative peaceful course,” Rice said, without “getting too jumpy when he wakes up in the morning and issues yet another provocative statement.”

North Korea yesterday told Russia and other countries to consider evacuating their embassies in Pyongyang, warning they can’t be protected if there’s a conflict. Kim’s regime has made an intensifying series of statements threatening confrontation and even nuclear war with the U.S. and South Korea.

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