North Korea Abandons Global Nuclear Treaty Warning of a "third World War," North Korea has withdrawn from the global treaty that bars it from making nuclear weapons. Japan described it as a "serious matter." China expressed concern over Pyongyang's move. And South Korea called the nuclear standoff a "matter of life and death." NPR's Eric Weiner reports on North Korea's latest move of nuclear brinkmanship from South Korea's capital, Seoul.

North Korea Abandons Global Nuclear Treaty

North Korea Abandons Global Nuclear Treaty

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Warning of a "third World War," North Korea has withdrawn from the global treaty that bars it from making nuclear weapons. Japan described it as a "serious matter." China expressed concern over Pyongyang's move. And South Korea called the nuclear standoff a "matter of life and death." NPR's Eric Weiner reports on North Korea's latest move of nuclear brinkmanship from South Korea's capital, Seoul.