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Powell Condemns N. Korean Treaty Pullout

While many U.S. officials react cautiously to North Korea's announcement that it will abandon a global nuclear weapons treaty, Secretary of State Colin Powell says the North "thumbed its nose" at the international community. And President Bush talks to China's leader in an effort to calm the growing confrontation. NPR's Mike Shuster reports.

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Mike Shuster is an award-winning diplomatic correspondent and roving foreign correspondent for NPR News. He is based at NPR West, in Culver City, CA. When not traveling outside the U.S., Shuster covers issues of nuclear non-proliferation and weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and the Pacific Rim.