Tonight, the u.S. Secretary of state is delivering a warning. He has traveled 7,000 miles to south korea, with a message for the rogue leader in the north, saying, essential sly, do not make a huge... See More
Tonight, the u.S. Secretary of state is delivering a warning. He has traveled 7,000 miles to south korea, with a message for the rogue leader in the north, saying, essential sly, do not make a huge mistake. Do not at the same time, the united states is insisting that our technology can intercept any missile heading our way. And abc's bob woodruff is on the ground for us again tonight in south korea. Bob? Reporter: Good evening, diane. The secretary of state john kerry just 30 miles from the border of north korea, aimed his message directly at the young leader to the north that it's time to stop the rhetoric and end this tense standoff. The message was clear. The united states will, if needed, defend our allies and defend ourselves. Reporter: A warning tonight to the north to stand down and hold awful on test firing its missiles. This coming while the world absorbed the new u.S. Intelligence report which concluded with moderate confidence that the north is ability to deliver a nuclear weapon on a missile. A startling assessment, but today, kerry was quick to point out the north's limitations. It is inaccurate to suggest that the dprk has fully tested, developed or demonstrated capabilities that are articulated in that report. Reporter: And while there is no evidence that missiles involved in a launch involves a nuclear weapon, the report raises questions. Could the u.S. Stop a nuclear missile before it strikes? The answer, analysts say, is yes. It's untested, but there is a system of satellites and ray doors. Dozens of interceptors would be fired, striking the missiles as it traveled in space, breaking up the nuclear material before it ever enters the atmosphere. In the north today, a flower exhibit. Among the blooms, miniature rockets, all in honor of monday's 101st birthday of the nation's funder, kim il-sung. Most analysts believe the north knows the dire consequences of ever using a nuclear weapon and would never dare to even try. And diane, in a further move to tamp down the tension. U.S. Officials told reporters here today that there is no intelligence tonight to suggest that north court rea is preparing for war.
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