Haley: UN Out of Options on North Korea

Cheryl Sanders
September 20, 2017

Trump said last week he would be willing to mediate the worst dispute in decades between Qatar and US -allied Arab states.

The warnings came a day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un vowed to continue the weapons programs, saying his country is nearing its goal of "equilibrium" in military force with the United States. The two leaders agreed to continue their discussion when they meet in NY for the 72nd U.N. General Assembly later this week; President Moon will fly out to the United States on Monday.

Trump will meet with leaders from Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America throughout the week, but his remarks, scheduled for Tuesday morning, will be the president's highest profile opportunity to explain his foreign policy vision couched in his "America first" agenda.

"We're trying every other possibility that we have but there's a whole lot of military options on the table".

The missile that flew over Hokkaido and landed in the western Pacific Ocean on September 15 was similar to the one that was sacked in late August. "And they have responded with more missile launches and a nuclear test".

Two days after the UN Security Council unanimously adopted a US-draft resolution slapping new sanctions on North Korea, the pariah nation for the second time in less than three weeks fired a second missile over northern Japan.

Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday with the United States exhausting diplomatic means against North Korea, "military options" are an alternative.

"We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we can do at the Security Council at this point", Ms Haley told CNN, adding she had "no problem kicking to" US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis.

Mattis said earlier this month, after Kim tested the hydrogen bomb, the United States will answer any threat from the North with a "massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming".

Trump has threatened to rain "fire and fury" on North Korea.

Haley declined to say whether Trump would commit Washington to maintaining its current level of funding for the 193-nation body.

"If North Korea keeps on with this reckless behaviour, if the U.S. has to defend itself or defend its allies in any way, North Korea will be destroyed", she said.

"None of us want war". "But I think we all know that, basically, if North Korea keeps on with this reckless behavior, if the United States has to defend itself or defend its allies in any way, North Korea will be destroyed".

In Sunday's tweet, Trump said he asked Moon about "Rocket Man" - an apparent reference to Kim. Long gas lines forming in North Korea.

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