Tensions Rise On Korean Peninsula

North Korea appears to be keeping up its weapons tests and tough rhetoric, prompting U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates to warn North Korea against threatening the U.S. and its allies.

Host Scott Simon talks to NPR's Anthony Kuhn about North Korea's arms testing and the upcoming trial of two American journalists in North Korea.

Correction June 1, 2009

We incorrectly said that South Korean President Lee Myung-bak had killed himself. It was actually former President Roh Moo-hyun who committed suicide.

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