Speaking at a press conference Sunday, U.S. President Barack H. Obama said that he could not yet evaluate the new leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-Un. Obama said that the political situation in North Korea was still very unstable.
“I am not sure who is making the decisions and what their long-term strategies are,” Obama said. “We will not reward bad behavior,” he said, adding that he was very opposed to North Korea's launching of a long-range missile. Reports earlier Sunday said that North Korea appeared poised to launch a long-range missile. The launch is set to take place next month, to celebrate the 100th birthday of former North Korean dictator Kim Jung-il. The launch effort was reported by sources in South Korea.