As reported by CNN: "SEOUL, South Korea (CNN) -- North Korea has announced its withdrawal from the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, according to the official North Korean news agency monitored in Seoul. But the secretive communist state said it has no intention of developing nuclear weapons, despite the pullout." Full text of the CNN story here: http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/01/09/nkorea.crisis/index.html This adds a new twist to the story. Is N. Korea just ratcheting up the ante before sitting down with the U.S. to discuss ways to pull back or are they serious? What is on the Dear Leader's mind?