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N. Korea Pulls Out of Global Nuclear Treaty

North Korea withdraws from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, raising the stakes in its standoff with the United States over the communist nation's nuclear program. The announcement comes as North Korean diplomats hold talks in New Mexico with Gov. Bill Richardson, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Hear NPR's Eric Weiner and NPR's Mike Shuster.

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