US Ambassador to the United Nations – Nikki Haley made it clear that North Korea’s continued resistant behavior will not be tolerated.
“We wanted to be responsible and go through all the diplomatic means to get their attention first. If that doesn’t work, Gen. Mattis will take care of it” – Haley told in an interview for CNN’s “State of the Union”. Additionally, in the interview that aired on Sunday, Haley highlighted that Defense Secretary James Mattis has an array of options to put North Korea in its place, even if it means destroying it.
“If North Korea keeps on with this reckless behavior, the United States has to defend itself or defend its allies in any way, North Korea will be destroyed, and we know that and none of us want that. None of us want war” she continued.
The U.N. Security Council adopted 15-0 the second round of economic sanctions aimed at cutting back North Korea’s access to oil, textile, and other products following two missile tests in the last couple of weeks over Japanese airspace. North Korea conducted its longest-ever test flight of a ballistic missile Friday, sending an intermediate-range weapon hurtling over U.S. ally Japan into the northern Pacific Ocean in a launch that signals both defiance of its rivals and a big technological advance.
President Trump complained earlier this week that the sanctions package was not enough and speculated that it might not have an impact at all, saying: “It’s just another very small step. Not a big deal. I don’t know if it has any impact, but certainly, it was nice to get a 15-0 vote.”
Last August, The president said if the country [North Korea] pushed forward to threaten the U.S. and its allies, the U.S. would respond with “fire and fury.” Asked about President’s comments, Haley said: “It was not an empty threat”
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