Monday, September 18, 2017

US Ambassador Haley: UN is Out of Options Regarding DPRK Threat

When asked about Trump's tweet, Haley replied that, "It was not an empty threat.'
On Sunday, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said that the UN Security Council has exhausted its options on containing North Korea’s nuclear program and the Pentagon may need to step in.

"We have pretty much exhausted all the things that we can do at the Security Council at this point," Haley said at a Sunday White House briefing, adding that there is only so much the UN Security Council can do "when you cut 90 percent of the trade and 30 percent of the oil," to the People's Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK).

"I have no problem kicking it [to] General Mattis because I think he has plenty of options," she said, referring to US Defense Secretary James Mattis.

On Thursday, North Korea launched a missile over Japan into the Pacific Ocean despite the UN Security Council's new sanctions on DPRK textile exports and a cap on crude oil imports.

China has cautioned the US to not threaten North Korea. However, just last month, US President Donald Trump tweeted that Washington will meet a North Korean threat with "fire and fury," if necessary.

When asked about Trump's tweet, Haley replied that, "It was not an empty threat.'
 [sputniknews.com]
 18/9/17

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