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00:00:07
We certainly don't blame the Chinese for the situation in North Korea. Only the North Koreans are to blame for this situation. But we do believe China has a special and unique relationship, because of the significant economic activity, to influence North Korean regime in ways that no one else can.
00:00:24
We have reaffirmed our position towards North Korea, that what we are doing, we do not seek a regime change. We do not seek the collapse of the regime. And we're trying to convey to the North Koreans, we are not your enemy. We're not your threat. But you are presenting an unacceptable threat to us, and we have to respond.
00:00:46
And we hope that at some point they will begin to understand that. And that we would like to sit and have a dialog with them. This is going to be a continued effort to put ever greater pressure on the North Korean regime because our other options obviously are not particularly attractive.