ANNAPOLIS - US Secretary of State Hillary
Clinton warned on Tuesday that history points to "additional provocations" from
North Korea after its expected rocket launch this week, suggesting isolated
Pyongyang feared closer relations with the outside world.
wide-ranging speech on US policy toward the Asia-Pacific region, Clinton also
called on China to embrace and participate more in regional security efforts and
to address the problem of cyber theft of intellectual property.
Korea's proposed long-range rocket launch would breach UN sanctions imposed to
stop the country developing a missile that could carry a nuclear
North Korea's decision to launch what it calls a weather
satellite but which others see as an advanced missile "raises questions about
Pyongyang's seriousness in saying that it desires to improve relations with us
and its neighbors," she said.