President Obama Condemns North Korean Weapons Test

By Lindsey Ellerson

May 25, 2009 11:03am

ABC NEWS’ Yunji de Nies and Karen Travers report:

President Barack Obama strongly condemned North Korea’s nuclear weapons test, warning that, "North Korea will not find security and respect through to threats and illegal weapons."

The President spoke briefly in the Rose Garden before departing to Arlington National Cemetery, where he will lay a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier and deliver remarks. The President largely reiterated what he said in a paper statement that the White House released at 2:00 am this morning.  Mr. Obama said that the communist country’s missile program poses a great threat to the world, and that the international community must stand up to North Korea.

"The United States and the international community must take action in response," he said.

The President said the North Koreans have violated international law, and gone back on it’s own international commitments

"North Korea is not only deepening it’s own isolation," the President said, "it’s also inviting stronger international pressure."

See our GMA report HERE.

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