Clinton: N. Korea's Kim dashes early US hopes for change

By REUTERS
January 29, 2013 19:47

WASHINGTON - North Korea's missile tests and menacing rhetoric have disappointed US expectations that young leader Kim Jong-un would be different than his father but Washington still hopes to persuade Pyongyang to change course,  US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday.

"With a new young leader we all expected something different," Clinton said in a town hall-style session put together by the State Department and broadcast worldwide.

Last week North Korea declared a boycott of all dialogue aimed at ending its nuclear program and vowed to conduct more rocket and nuclear tests with its "sworn enemy" the US as the target.


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