By Jeremy Herb - 04/11/13 08:46 PM EDT
Speaking in the Oval Office after meeting United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Obama said that no one wanted to see conflict break out.
Obama said it was important for Pyongyang to observe the U.N. resolutions that have passed and pledged to continue working to get those issues resolved diplomatically.
But he also told the secretary general that his administration would take “all necessary steps” to protect the United States and its allies.
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