The White House says it plans to continue to ''ramp up the pressure'' on Pyongyang to curb its nuclear activities. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The White House said on Tuesday it could not confirm reports that North Korea appears to be preparing for another nuclear test, but said it planned to continue to "ramp up the pressure" on Pyongyang to curb its nuclear activities. "We're going to continue to make clear that the path that North Korea must choose to rejoin the international community is one that involves them committing to de-nuclearize the Korean peninsula and come into compliance with their international obligations," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told a briefing. "We're going to continue to ramp up the pressure on the North Korean regime. We're going to continue to work closely with the Chinese government that has more influence with the North Korean government than any other country in the world," he said.