UN ambassador: N. Korea ‘brings us closer to war’
WASHINGTON—The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Wednesday that North Korea’s latest launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile — which some observers believe could reach the Eastern U.S .— “brings us closer” to a war the U.S. isn’t seeking.
Nikki Haley, speaking at an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council, said that if war comes as a result of further acts of“aggression” like Tuesday’ s launch, “make no mistake the North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed.”
“The dictator of North Korea made a decision yesterday that brings us closer to war, not farther from it ,” Haley said .“We have never sought war with North Korea and still today we do not seek it.”
The Trump administration threatened new sanctions on North Korea after the reclusive government shattered 2½ months of relative quiet with its most powerful weapon test yet.
President Donald Trump tweeted that he spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping about Pyongyang’ s“provocative actions.”