US threat­ens N Korea with use of force

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THE US is threat­en­ing to use its “con­sid­er­able mil­i­tary forces” against North Korea, US am­bas­sador to the UN Nikki Ha­ley said at the UN Se­cu­rity Council on Wed­nes­day.

The council had been con­vened to dis­cuss the in­ter­na­tional re­sponse to North Korea’s suc­cess­ful bal­lis­tic mis­sile test ear­lier this week, which Ha­ley said “shows that North Korea does not want to be part of a peace­ful world”. She said Py­ongyang’s “ac­tions are quickly clos­ing off the pos­si­bil­ity of a diplo­matic so­lu­tion.”

China urged North Korea to abide by the council’s res­o­lu­tions and re­frain from ex­ac­er­bat­ing ten­sion on the Korean Penin­sula, said Liu Jieyi, China’s per­ma­nent rep­re­sen­ta­tive to the UN. “China finds this launch­ing un­ac­cept­able,” Liu said. Xin­hua and teleSUR

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