North Korea's failed missile may foreshadow nuclear test
WASHINGTON — The spectacular failure of a North Korean rocket, and the humiliation it presumably caused the nation's young new leader, makes it likely the regime will soon test a nuclear device or take other provocative actions, according to U.S. officials and outside analysts.
The United Nations Security Council condemned <a id="PLGEO00000017" title="North Korea
” href=”http://www.latimes.com/topic/intl/north-korea-PLGEO00000017.topic”>North Korea for Friday's launch, saying it violated two previous U.N. resolutions. And the White House said it would not honor a promise to provide 240,000 metric tons of food aid to the impoverished nation.
President Obama defended the decision to cancel U.S. humanitarian aid to a country that suffers perennial food shortages. His administration has not previously provided any aid to the country.
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