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How does North Korea’s latest nuclear breakthrough affect U.S. options?

How does North Korea’s latest nuclear breakthrough affect U.S. options?

Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJOHN YANG: North Korea has again seized the world’s attention with a new nuclear blast. The weekend test may move Pyongyang a quantum leap forward in its bid to become a nuclear power, capable of threatening the U.S. mainland. That, in turn, has set off a new diplomatic flurry.
Special correspondent Nick Schifrin reports.
NIKKI HALEY, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations: Enough is enough.
NICK SCHIFRIN: For the second time in a week, the Security Council today held an emergency session on North Korea. And U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had slapped the international community in the face.
NIKKI HALEY: His abusive use of missiles and his nuclear threats show that he is begging for war. War is never something the United States wants. We don’t want it now. But our country’s patience is not unlimited.
NICK SCHIFRIN: And for the second time in a week, South Korea today practiced an attack on No

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