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CNN Radio News Day: March 7, 2013
Soldiers of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in military training at an undisclosed location in North Korea.
March 7th, 2013
04:32 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: March 7, 2013

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

  • The U.N. Security Council has ramped up its economic sanctions against North Korea. They're aimed at restricting the country's cash flow, making it more difficult to conduct nuclear weapons and missile research. CNN Senior U.N. Correspondent Richard Roth says it was no coincidence that the action was taken shortly after Pyongyang said it's prepared to launch a preemptive nuclear strike against the West:

“Diplomats will always be more optimistic, but if you go by the track record this resolution will not change the behavior of North Korea.  The rhetoric is certainly escalating from Pyongyang, we've had decades of threats of war, but the technology capabilities have dramatically increased." FULL POST