US threatens N Korea with use of force
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