Transcript for President Obama's Message to North Korea
President issues a challenge to North Korea pursue peace or face the world's anger mr. Obama spoke as world leaders gather in South Korea to talk about ways to get rid of nuclear weapons more quickly. ABC's Joseph he Cho is in Seoul with the latest good morning -- -- Good morning time and on and the only major speech of his -- President Obama to direct aim at the leaders of North Korea. But by now it should be clear. Your provocations. And pursued nuclear weapons have not achieved the security -- -- They have undermined that. Instead of the dignity you desire your more isolated. Instead of earning the respect to the world. You've been met with strong sanctions. And condemnation. You can continue down the road you -- -- -- we know where that leads. And President Obama has said the same goes for Iran the -- -- ready to talk to both countries and he will push Russia and China to add pressure for a diplomatic solution the president took his first trip to the demilitarized zone on the Korean border Sunday. To look first and into the north. Which she described was like witnessing a time warp of despair. North Korea's isolation. Damage further its relations with its neighbors and seriously undermine the prospects of future negotiations. And the world is watching if North Korea will actually go -- with their planned rocket launch next month. They say it's a satellite for peaceful purposes but the same technology could be used to fire long range missile. If they -- US and South Korea threatened no food aid and more sanctions -- and John. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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