WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. is looking for two of North Korea's
usual backers to help unite the international community against
Pyongyang's nuclear test.
Russia was a key North Korean supporter, but spoke out strongly
against the nuclear test. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
talked with Moscow's foreign minister yesterday, reiterating the
importance of a quick, unified response.
State Department spokesman Ian Kelly says China is also playing
a constructive role in talks, but won't say much else
Experts say China holds the key to any U.N. action against its
Since the nuclear test, North Korea has test-fired missiles and
apparently restarted its nuclear plant. It issued a strident
warning of a military response to any attempts to stop its ships
under a U.S.-led program to stem the flow of weapons of mass