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North Korea Abandons Global Nuclear Treaty

Warning of a "third World War," North Korea has withdrawn from the global treaty that bars it from making nuclear weapons. Japan described it as a "serious matter." China expressed concern over Pyongyang's move. And South Korea called the nuclear standoff a "matter of life and death." NPR's Eric Weiner reports on North Korea's latest move of nuclear brinkmanship from South Korea's capital, Seoul.

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Eric Weiner
Eric Weiner is a national correspondent for NPR.org. Based in Washington, DC, he writes news and analysis for NPR's website.

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