In recent days, however, North Korea has opened the door for a possible shift in policy.
One day apart, North Korea launched a long-range missile to much fanfare, and the Assad regime fired Scud missiles on the rebels.
That would leave just a handful of countries, according to Crane, including North Korea, Zimbabwe, Syria, and Saudi Arabia.
Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas intimated that Hagel may have taken $200,000 from American enemies like North Korea or Iran.
North Korea is creating a program for up to 10,000 centrifuges but nobody knows how many are operational, said Albright.
North Korea has now frozen its dangerous nuclear weapons program.
Along with nations in the region, we're insisting that North Korea eliminate its nuclear program.
North Korea is a regime arming with missiles and weapons of mass destruction, while starving its citizens.
Along with nations in the region, we are insisting that North Korea eliminate its nuclear program.
We're working closely with the governments in Asia to convince North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions.
Republic on northern Korean Peninsula on east coast of Asia, bounded on the north by China, on the northeast by Russian Siberia, on the east by the Sea of Japan, on the south by South Korea, and on the west by the Yellow Sea and Korea Bay. Its capital and largest city is P'yongyang.
Note: A communist country that used to have close ties with the Soviet Union, North Korea, continues to maintain a close relationship with China.
Note: It was established in 1948 after two occupation zones were set up in northern and southern Korea during World War II.
Note: The Korean War began in 1950, when North Korean forces invaded South Korea. Supplied by the Soviets, and eventually joined by the Chinese, North Korea fought forces of South Korea and the United Nations.
Note: Run by one most closed and repressive regimes on Earth, North Korea has suffered from food shortages and a deteriorating economy.