Korean Nominated as Secretary General as Defiant DPRK Conducts Nuclear Test

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North Korea says it has successfully conducted its first underground nuclear test, an action that has reportedly brought joy to the people and the army of that country, and condemnation and concern from the international community. President Bush has spoken to the leaders of South Korea, China, Japan and Russia, all of whom agreed that North Korea's actions "are unacceptable and deserve an immediate response."  Meantime, the United Nations Security Council has nominated South Korea's Ban Ki-moon to replace Kofi Annan as the next Secretary General. The General Assembly will vote this week. If approved, Ban would become take over the leadership role on January 1 of 2007. Guest host Diana Nyad explores the role Ban will play in the UN's "responsibility to protect" and the fine line he'll walk over negotiations with North Korea.

Credits

Guests:
Ian Williams - UN Correspondent for The Nation, Joseph Cirincione - Ploughshares Fund - @Cirincione, James Lilley - Former US Ambassador to South Korea and China, Thomas Kilgannon - President of Freedom Alliance, Paul Kennedy - Professor of International Security Studies at Yale University, Gareth Evans - Co-Chair, Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect

Host:
Diana Nyad

Producers:
Dan Konecky, Vanessa Romo, Karen Radziner, Christian Bordal, Frances Anderton