Time for talk on N Korea is over: US
Washington, US - The time for talk on North Korea is ‘over’, the United States said. Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the United Nations, said there was ‘no point’ in holding a fruitless emergency Security Council session, warning that another weak council resolution would be ‘ worse than nothing’ in light of the North’s repeated violations.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un boasted of his country’s ability to strike any target in the US after an intercontinental ballistic missile test on Friday which weapons experts said could even bring New York into range.
US strategic bombers on Saturday flew over the Korean peninsula in a direct response to the launch, and on Sunday American forces successfully tested a missile interception system which will be installed on the Korean peninsula.
Analysts said the comments indicated Washington had run out of patience with the diplomatic approach, and could consider military intervention.
Jeung Young-Tae, director of military studies at Dongyang University in South Korea, said, “Whether we want it or not, the risk of unilateral military action by the US cannot be ruled out at this point.”