I seriously doubt after North Korea tests their missile that anything of real consequence will happen to them and they know it:
U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday urged China to use its influence to stop North Korea’s “bad behavior” in a nuclear standoff with the West and hinted at tougher sanctions if the reclusive state goes ahead with a rocket launch next month.
Such a launch would only further isolate the North, which much show its sincerity if on-again-off-again six-party aid-for-disarmament talks are to restart, Obama said.
Seoul and Washington say the launch is a disguised test of ballistic missile. North Korea says it merely wants to put a satellite in orbit.
“They need to understand that bad behavior will not be rewarded,” he told a news conference in Seoulafter arriving in Seoul to attend a global summit on nuclear security.
Obama urged China to be more forceful and said he would raise the subject at a meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao on Monday.
“I believe that China is very sincere that it does not want to see North Korea with a nuclear weapon,” he said. “But it is going to have to act on that interest in a sustained way.”
Obama earlier visited a U.S. base on the edge of the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) as a solemn North Korea came to a halt to mark the 100th day after “dear leader” Kim Jong-il’s death.
“You guys are at freedom’s frontier,” Obama, wearing an Air Force One bomber jacket, told about 50 troops crammed into the Camp Bonifas mess at one of the world’s most heavily fortified frontiers.
“The contrast between South Korea and North Korea could not be clearer, could not be starker, both in terms of freedom and in terms of prosperity.”
He spent about 10 minutes on a camouflaged viewing platform at the DMZ, talking with some of the soldiers on guard as the flags of the United States, South Korea and the United Nations flapped loudly in the brisk, cold wind.
Obama’s tour, which followed in the footsteps of White House predecessors and bristled with Cold War symbolism, came amid rising concern over the planned rocket launch. [Associated Press]
Expect after this missile test that some “you have been naughty” letter from the UN will be issued and more US sanctions that the North Koreans will easily get around due to the Chinese. The best thing the US could do after this missile launch is not agree to any aid deal with North Korea which I have my doubts about.