03/22/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Clinton Warns North Korea To Rein In Rhetoric

If North Korea were hoping to open bilateral diplomacy with the US through its latest round of brinkmanship, Hillary Clinton dashed those hopes on Friday.

Many analysts have interpreted North Korea's talk of impending war and its threat to defy the UN with some kind of ballistics test as a bid to push Pyongyang further up the foreign policy agenda of Barack Obama, the US president.