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Global Leaders Move to Sanction N. Korea for Nuclear Tests

The world's big powers, including Russia and China, are considering sanctions after North Korea conducted nuclear tests. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice speaks with Margaret Warner.

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  • JIM LEHRER:

    Now the world's big powers, including China and Russia, move to punish North Korea for its nuclear test. Margaret Warner has that story.

  • MARGARET WARNER:

    The key veto-wielding members of the U.N. Security Council have agreed to tough new sanctions, including the possibility of boarding North Korean ships, in response to that country's recent nuclear and missile tests. A final council vote on the resolution is expected Friday.

    The agreement by the permanent members of the council comes three days after North Korea sentenced two American reporters to 12 years of hard labor for illegally entering the isolated nation.

    We're joined now by the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice.

    And, Ambassador Rice, thank you for joining us.

    SUSAN RICE, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations: Good to be with you, Margaret.