Bush Warns Korea on Nukes

In Seoul, tells North to follow through or be 'most sanctioned regime in world'
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2008 6:19 AM CDT
U.S. President George W. Bush, left, and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak participate in a news conference at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Aug. 6, 2008. (AP Photo/Lee Jae-won,...   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – President Bush urged North Korea to keep its pledge to end its nuclear program ahead of a looming American deadline, reports Bloomberg. Speaking in Seoul alongside South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, Bush said that Pyongyang must either "verifiably do what you say you are going to do, or you'll continue to be the most sanctioned regime in the world."

Bush told Congress that he would decide whether to remove North Korea from his list of countries forming an "axis of evil" by next week. Bush's visit to Seoul has been greeted by protests, and it follows huge Korean demonstrations against the importation of US beef. At a lunch today, Lee pointedly served Bush American steaks.