U.S. convenes high-level meeting on N. Korea crisis

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Tuesday, 23 November 2010 20:15 GMT

WASHINGTON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's top national security aides were due to meet on Tuesday to discuss North Korea's artillery attack on a South Korean island, an administration official said.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Obama's National Security Adviser Tom Donilon and Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, were due to attend the meeting.

Obama, who was visiting an auto plant in Indiana, would not take part in the meeting, scheduled for 4 p.m./2100 GMT, the official said. (Reporting by Ross Colvin; Editing by Bill Trott)

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