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April 11th, 2013
07:36 PM ET

U.N. chief's message to North Korean leader

(CNN) – Delivering a direct message to North Korea's young leader Thursday, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Kim Jong Un to focus less on making threats against the United States, and more on improving conditions for his own people.

"I would strongly ask him to, first of all, refrain from taking any such provocative measures, which is clearly in violation against the Security Council resolution and against the expectation of the international community," Ban said during an exclusive appearance on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."

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  1. Ben Myers

    Wolf, Quit trying to outfox Fox. Your North Korean "spy" and defector sounds more like she once worked for the North Korean equivalent of the DEA, ferreting out drug users and sellers inside the country, rather than venturing out of N. Korea to political or industrial espionage on the country's enemies. You can do better than hyping someone to be more than she is or in a more glamorous job than the one she had... Ben Myers in Harvard (not the university. look it up), MA

    April 12, 2013 at 1:40 am |
    • Ben Myers

      Oh, I should have said "outFox Fox", just to be clear about it.

      April 12, 2013 at 1:42 am |
    • miwani

      Ben. Please try to focus on the subject at hand.

      April 12, 2013 at 3:50 pm |
  2. Ryan Johnson

    Please stop saying "speak in Korean" the language is called Hangul. You sound ignorant, just as when you said "they are so poor and so black". It sounds exactly to Koreans as us saying "speak in American"

    April 11, 2013 at 11:48 pm |
  3. jal

    Why is CNN the only network sensationalising this? Yes, tensions are high, war is possible, but this entire Situation Room comes across so pushy as to help a war occur. You have the American flag waving adjacent the N.Korean, as though its some boxing match. The releasing of questionable info is disturbing. A group of us yesterday at work actually predicted the next headline would be "they have the ability to mount a nuke on a middle," and wa-lah, here we are. I work in law enforcement, studied Us & World history, and probably have a better grasp on history than those I know my age (late 40s). The reality is, are we going to leave another 50 yrs appeasing N.Korea? We should stop all aid, including humanitarian and so should S.Korea. History is clear, unaided regimes fall. The fact is, if a nuke comes, the response will be immense and it doesn't have to be with a nuclear response. Chinese officials, interviewed in Hawaii in 2011, stated, China will never allow the US to cross the 38th parallel, but they have no issue with the South doing so. China actually has A LOT to gain economically if the north ever modernized. China's lack of real vocal opposition to US or the South's current actions speaks volumes. Instead, China has simply stated dialogue should continue and they don't appreciate the North's actions

    April 11, 2013 at 11:23 pm |
  4. Jim Thomas

    Sure he is going to do that.Get ready USA.Jim Thomas Phx.Az.

    April 11, 2013 at 7:55 pm |

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