White House: N. Korea nuclear step positive, action needed

February 29, 2012 22:16

WASHINGTON - The White House said on Wednesday that North Korea's nuclear moratorium was a positive step that needed to be followed by actions.

"These are concrete measures that we consider a positive first step toward complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean peninsula in a peaceful manner," White House spokesman Jay Carney said. "But obviously they need to be followed up by actions."

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