WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling North Korea's agreement to suspend nuclear activities and accept a moratorium on testing "a modest step" in the right direction.
Clinton was testifying Wednesday before a House Appropriations panel. Her remarks came just an hour after the State Department announced the breakthrough in negotiations with the reclusive communist nation.
Clinton said the United States will judge the new regime led by the late President Kim Jong Il's son by its actions.
Clinton said that North Korea also would allow weapons inspectors to return.