By Julian Pecquet - 04/23/13 02:21 PM EDT
Countryman is at the U.N. in Geneva heading the U.S. delegation talks on the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The U.S. Senate ratified the treaty in 1970.
“It is important that the world respond calmly but deliberately without changing our emphasis that the goal of the world to which North Korea is committed is a denuclearized Korean peninsula,” Countryman said Monday. “And the more states that make that clear, the greater the chance we have of arriving at exactly that goal.”