The Washington Times - April 4, 2013, 08:47AM

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Thursday that it would be “suicidal” for North Korea to attack the United States.

Mr. Richardson, who served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under former President Bill Clinton, also said during an appearance on CNN that the Obama administration has responded appropriately to North Korea’s threats to carry out a nuclear strike on the United States.

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“I think our response has been appropriate: cool, calm, but at the same time putting our military resources ready in case there is an emergency,” Mr. Richardson, a Democrat, said. “But if they try anything with the United States, it is suicidal. That is not going to happen.”