Q It's on North Korea. (Inaudible) -- TV have obtained the footage of public executions that were held on the 1st and 2nd of this month in North Korea/China border town. And we understand the State Department released a report detailing the North Korean human rights abuses, but what do you make of this new, hard evidence? And what are your thoughts on North Korea's long record of abuse, and what can you do?
MR. ERELI: I've seen reports of the video. I haven't -- I'm not aware that we've actually seen the video.
With regard to the human rights conditions in North Korea, with North Korea as with every country, we have a very extensive and sustained effort to document human rights practices. Those findings are contained in our annual country report on human rights practices. And the issue that you're referring to is contained in that. And I'd just refer you to that report for more details on what our assessment is on current practices in North Korea.
Q Could you please expand on the U.S. view of North Korea's human rights abuses?
MR. ERELI: No, I'd just refer you to the report. It's on the Web. It's got more expounding than I could possibly do from here.
Yes, Louis (sp)?
Q Also on North Korea, a North Korean spokesman today said, referring to the secretary's refusal to apologize over the weekend for her statement labeling North Korea as an outpost of tyranny, they said that that indicates that she's completely lacking in any political abilities, and (further ?) that she's not a person that could be dealt with, and -- (off mike) -- excuse not to go back to the six-party talks. Any comments on that?
MR. ERELI: I would focus on the word "excuse." This is not about conditions. This is not about words that we say or don't say. This is about making strategic choices. Do you join the international community in a negotiating process to deal with a threat that we collectively are concerned about, or do you persist in throwing up smoke screens and finding ways to further your international isolation, and your isolation from the international community, that's the issue. We don't have any preconditions. We've said we're ready to come back to talks without preconditions. We've said we have no intention of attacking or invading. And we put a proposal out on the table to discuss. And five out of the six members of the six-party talks want to come back to talks, are ready to come back to talks. There's one that keeps throwing up excuses or smoke screens not to do it. They have a strategic choice.
Q Do you have anything, though, on the particular comment that --
MR. ERELI: No.