U.S. Tries Taking Luxuries Away from Kim Jong ll
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.
North Korea's nuclear test led to more sanctions and a novel approach by the Bush administration, depriving Kim Jong Il of his favorite luxuries - no more iPods, plasma TVs, Rolexes, Cognac or Harleys. It's the first time the U.S. has used trade penalties to annoy a leader. One former state department official is skeptical, pointing out that if the North Korean leader can secretly move nukes, he can sneak in a case of Scotch.
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