Haley: Pyongyang stung by rising pressure from China
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki R. Haley said Monday that China’s involvement in curtailing North Korea’s nuclear development has contributed to Kim Jong-un’s escalated attacks and angry rhetoric.
“I think it’s a new day when you’ve got China and the United States working together on a statement to condemn North Korea,” said Ms. Haley on NBC’s “Today.”
She also said that the U.S. is not looking for a fight in North Korea, but that certain actions will require a response.
“If you see [Mr. Kim] attack a military base, if you see some sort of intercontinental ballistic missile,” she said, “then the president steps in and decides what’s going to happen.”
Ms. Haley offered no new information on an American professor detained Monday in North Korea, but said it was another attempt for Mr. Kim to provoke a U.S. response. This now brings the number of Americans held in the country to three.